Antonyms for mutilate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : myoot-l-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmyut lˌeɪt

Definition of mutilate

Origin :
  • 1530s, of things; 1560s, of persons; from Latin mutilatus, past participle of mutilare "to cut off, lop off, cut short; maim, mutilate," from mutilus "maimed" (see mutilation). Technically, to deprive of some principal part, especially by cutting off. Related: Mutilated; mutilating.
  • verb maim, damage
Example sentences :
  • With cynical cruelty, he set himself to insult, to undermine, to mutilate it.
  • Extract from : « The Child of Pleasure » by Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • If we wrong it, and despise it, we mutilate the divine in ourselves.
  • Extract from : « Marriage la mode » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But that herd belongs to the lawyer, and I've taught him, now, to mutilate our horses.
  • Extract from : « Columba » by Prosper Merimee
  • Care should be taken not to mutilate trees in taking these specimens.
  • Extract from : « Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study » by Ontario Ministry of Education
  • The passage is too long to quote, and it would be unfair to mutilate it.
  • Extract from : « Studies of Contemporary Poets » by Mary C. Sturgeon
  • Do not stir them and mutilate them with a spoon, but turn them into a colander and drain.
  • Extract from : « Housekeeping in Old Virginia » by Marion Cabell Tyree
  • What if she maim and mutilate all the animals in her Noah's Ark?
  • Extract from : « Folly as It Flies » by Fanny Fern
  • Do not cut off heads, ears, or noses, or mutilate in any way.
  • Extract from : « Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting » by William T. Hornaday
  • But if she could not bear the idea of becoming ugly, she could at least mutilate herself.
  • Extract from : « Myths of the Rhine » by X. B. Saintine
  • Thus man's hand permits him to improve or mutilate his body.
  • Extract from : « The Natural Philosophy of Love » by Remy de Gourmont

Synonyms for mutilate

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