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harm

noun aggravation, balefulness, damage, damnum, deadliness, detriment, disablement, disservice, evil, hurt, hurtfulness, ill consequence, ill-treatment, impairment, injury, malignancy, malignity, mischief, misfortune, noxiousness, perniciousness, ruin, scathe, scourge, virulence
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable risk of harm

harm

verb abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggravate, attack, be malevolent, bruise, cause pain, corrode, corrupt, cripple, damage, debase, deface, demolish, devastate, disfigure, disserve, do evil, do mischief, do viilence, endamage, exacerbate, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, incapacitate, infect, inflict injury, injure, laedere, maim, mar, misuse, mutilate, nocere, pervert, plague, pollute, ravage, ruin, scathe, scourge, smite, spoil, subvert, worsen, wound, wrong
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable harm
Foreign phrases: Error scribentis nocere non debit.An error made by a clerk ought not to prejudice. Qui jure suo utitur, nemini facit injuriam. One who exercises his legal rights, injures no one.
See also: abuse, annoy, assault, cost, damage, detriment, disable, disadvantage, disaster, disservice, drawback, endanger, eviscerate, expense, harrow, impair, impairment, infect, inflict, injure, injury, mischief, mistreat, molest, penalize, penalty, prejudice, sacrifice, spoil, strike, violate, wrong
References in classic literature ?
Sow fallow land when the soil is still getting light: fallow land is a defender from harm and a soother of children.
The King would not believe it, and would not allow any harm to be done her.
And now go forth, and begin your task; my Spirits shall not harm you, and I will wait till it is done before I blight another flower.
Is it no harm, Benny Pump,” said Natty, raising his eyes with a piteous look in the face of the steward—” is it no harm to show off a man in his seventy-first year, like a tame bear, for the settlers to look on?
We may be trusted, I think, in chusing some play most perfectly unexceptionable; and I can conceive no greater harm or danger to any of us in conversing in the elegant written language of some respectable author than in chattering in words of our own.
The little girl we dare not harm, nor the dog she carries in her arms.
In school there was as little literature then as there is now, and I cannot say anything worse of our school reading; but I was not really very much in school, and so I got small harm from it.
I will not harm your she," Go-lat called to Tarzan.
None dares harm me for fear of the wrath of O-Tar--otherwise I should have been dead so soon as ever I entered this portion of the palace, for the women hate me.
Go north among the Galus, and we will not harm you.
His fancies had for the most part revolved about the unsettled political conditions of Henry's reign, for from these he felt he might wrest that opportunity which could be turned to his own personal uses and to the harm, and possibly the undoing, of the King.
You do not know," replied Tarzan, "other than that we have promised not to harm you if you will return our ivory to us.