American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To destroy or deface (public or private property) willfully or maliciously.
- v. American alternative spelling of vandalise.
- v. destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism
- vandal + -ize (Wiktionary)
“The chance that the checkers will vandalize is minimal and can easily be changed back by another “trusted” user. —”
“To vandalize is to destroy, and there’s nothing destructive about cleaning (except maybe to the dirt and grime).”
“And class, you DO know the origin of the term "vandalize," right?”
“I'm not sure if Chrissy Satterfield quite understands what "vandalize" means because you can only vandalize something physical -- property that belongs to someone else.”
“(The Vandals were so barbaric and destructive that the modern term "vandalize" is derived from their name.)”
“MoMA cut ties with happycorp after ECD / founder Doug Jaeger (enabling ad renegade Poster Boy to "vandalize" one of its subway print installations.”
“But all too often we let a sense of entitlement vandalize a decent amount of reasonable wants.”
“They even tried to pay gang members to vandalize her car.”
“I wonder how a mutual understanding of each others' belief would impact the minds of those who vandalize a house of God; no matter whether we call it a church, synagogue, temple, or mosque.”
“From the cartels who import generators, the contractors who fail to complete power projects, citizens who vandalize power lines and installations, languid attitude of government up to the manufacturers of the generators (in developed countries); all these have a vested interest in the continued failure of power provision in Nigeria.”
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