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Synonyms of 'robbery'

(noun) 
Definition
the stealing of property from a person by using or threatening to use force
The gang committed dozens of armed robberies.
Synonyms
burglary
He's been arrested for burglary.
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raid
He carried out a series of bank raids.
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hold-up
an armed hold-up at a National Australia bank
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rip-off (slang)
Christmas shopping is a rip-off.
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stick-up (slang, mainly US)
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home invasion (Australian, New Zealand)
(noun) 
Definition
the act or an instance of robbing
The twins were convicted of robbery.
Synonyms
theft
Art theft is now part of organized crime.
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stealing
You can't just help yourself - that's stealing!
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steaming (informal)
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mugging (informal)
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plunder
a guerrilla group infamous for plunder
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pillage
There were no signs of violence or pillage.
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embezzlement
She was jailed for six years for embezzlement of government funds.
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larceny
He now faces two to 20 years in prison on grand larceny charges.
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depredation
Crops can be decimated by the unchecked depredations of deer.
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filching
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thievery
Fountain pens caused much thievery in the classroom.
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spoliation

Additional synonyms

in the sense of depredation
Definition
plundering
Crops can be decimated by the unchecked depredations of deer.
Synonyms
ravaging,
ransacking,
laying waste,
despoiling,
spoliation
in the sense of embezzlement
She was jailed for six years for embezzlement of government funds.
Synonyms
robbing,
pocketing,
nicking (slang, British),
pinching (informal),
siphoning off,
pilfering,
purloining,
filching,
pilferage,
peculation,
in the sense of hold-up
Definition
an armed robbery
an armed hold-up at a National Australia bank
Synonyms
steaming (informal),
mugging (informal),
stick-up (slang, US)

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