Devastate and Rear


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Devastate verb – To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of.
Usage example: the explosion devastated an entire city block

Rear is an antonym for devastate.
Nearby Words: devastation, devastating, devastator
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Rear verb – To form by putting together parts or materials.
Usage example: the city has plans for rearing a new convention center over the next two years

Devastate is an antonym for rear.
Nearby Words: rearmost, rearwards, rearward, rearer
Antonyms for Rear
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Common collocations

opponents devastate opponents rear opponents
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Rear and Devastate. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 13, from
Devastate & Rear. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 Apr. 2021. <>.
Rear or Devastate. 2016. Accessed April 13, 2021.

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