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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 ?
One of those boches must be pretty clever to come it over us all like this; but they haven't harmed us as much as they think; there are still the extra instruments.
If you have harmed, if you should ever dare to harm this child, as sure as there is a God above us, I will kill you
If the interoperability order is not suspended, Microsoft will be irreparably harmed because once its IP is revealed, it will have lost its confidential nature forever, irrespective of whether Microsoft prevails in the main proceeding.
Granicy is personally harmed or the feed store is burned to the ground,'' the motion said.
Neither the crops nor the stickleback would be harmed by the water, she said.
He argued that the case does not meet legal standards for a stay, which would require some likelihood of overturning the law and evidence that the side seeking the stay is being harmed by the law.
The pleas of American POWs, tortured by Saddam Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, were again ignored by the Bush Administration, which recently announced it would move forward with plans to establish a compensation fund for Iraqis harmed by the Hussein regime.
The Act also limits the ability of a party that has been harmed to collect punitive damages.
The residents will not be harmed,'' said Brian Mastin, TMC's environmental affairs manager.
And 50% of young people who commit suicide were found to have deliberately harmed themselves in the previous year.
Only four per cent of the children were severely harmed and required medical attention.
When you look at the malpractice suits that are filed, even though only 2 percent of negligence leads to suits, people who have been victims of negligence are the ones most likely to sue, and people who have suffered non-negligent "adverse events"--in short, those who have been harmed by their care--are next most likely to sue.