Synonyms of 'damage'
1 destructionDictionary, harm, loss
There have been many reports of minor damage to buildings.
the extensive destruction caused by the rioters
I am sorry for any hurt that it may have caused.
It is the ruin of society.
A huge bomb blast brought devastation to the centre of the city.
She supported her husband's career to the detriment of her own.
2 harmDictionary, loss, injury
The administration wants to limit the damage done to international relations.
3 costDictionary, price, charge
What's the damage for these tickets?
The cost of a loaf of bread has increased five-fold.
a sharp increase in the price of petrol
We can arrange this for a small charge.
specially reduced rates
They couldn't afford to pay the bills.
It's hard to put a figure on the damage.
She has refurbished the whole place at vast expense.
Apart from the initial outlay, dishwashers can actually save you money.
1 spoilDictionary, hurt, injure
He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
They don't want to hurt their husband's careers.
A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
Police staged a raid to smash one of Britain's biggest crack factories.
The original decor was all ruined during renovation.
A fire devastated large parts of the castle.
The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
Vandals wrecked the garden.
Something like that really shatters your confidence.
The building is being demolished to make way for a motorway.
Their hopes of a victory were undone by a goal from John Barnes.
Would they trash the place when the party was over?
Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.
The soldiers had ravaged the village.
It's illegal to deface banknotes.
play (merry) hell with (informal)
2 harmDictionary, ruin, mar
He doesn't want to damage his reputation as a political personality.
a warning that the product may harm the environment
A number of problems marred the smooth running of the event.
Some foods can stain teeth, as of course can smoking.
Rancid oil will taint the flavour.
His image was tarnished by the savings and loans scandal.
Only one memorable slip-up has blotted his career.
He wasn't about to blemish that pristine record.
I felt loath to sully the gleaming brass knocker by handling it.
compensationDictionary, fine, payment
He was vindicated in court and damages were awarded.
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an investigation into alleged child abuse
recompense or compensation given or gained for some injury, insult, etc
He wanted to make amends for causing their marriage to fail.
Thesaurus for damage from the Collins English Thesaurus
To damage an object means to break it, spoil it physically, or stop it from working properly.