Depredate vs Depredator - What's the difference?

depredate | depredator |


As a verb depredate

is to ransack or plunder; to prey upon.

As a noun depredator is

one who depredates, or commits depredation.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

depredate

English

Verb

(depredat)
  • to ransack or plunder; to prey upon
  • * Francis Bacon
  • It makes the substance of the body less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
  • to engage in plundering
  • depredator

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who depredates, or commits depredation.
  • *1817 , (Walter Scott), Rob Roy :
  • *:An open heath, a close plantation, were alike subjects of apprehension; and the whistle of a shepherd lad was instantly converted into the signal of a depredator .
  • *{{quote-book, year=1836, author=Robert Huish, title=Lander's Travels, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Orders were now given to fire on all depredators , royal or plebeian; and after a few shots had been discharged without producing any fatal effects, the thieves hid themselves amongst the rocks, and were merely seen peeping through the crevices. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, title=The Wrecker, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The sight of her old neighbourly depredator shivering at the door in tatters, the very oddity of his appeal, touched a soft spot in the spinster's heart. }}