1 harm/injury
considerable, enormous, great, heavy, massive, serious, severe, significant, substantial, untold

The power plant will cause untold damage to the local environment.

minimal, minor, slight
extensive, widespread
irreparable, irreversible, lasting, long-term, permanent

The incident did permanent damage to relations between the two countries.

criminal, malicious, wilful (all BrE, law)

He was prosecuted for criminal damage to a vehicle.


The insurance policy covers the building for accidental damage.

emotional, environmental, mechanical, physical, psychological, structural
brain, liver, nerve, etc.

She suffered serious brain damage at birth.

cause, do, inflict

The earthquake caused widespread damage to property.

They inflicted severe psychological damage on their opponents.

suffer, sustain
pay for
avoid, prevent
limit, minimize, reduce
occur, result
assessment, report
control, limitation (esp. BrE)

Serious damage control was needed after the information was leaked to the papers.

The attempt at stopping the floods turned into a damage-limitation exercise.

damage by

The building suffered extensive damage by fire in 1925.

damage from

Crops are sprayed with chemicals to prevent damage from insects.

damage to

lasting damage to the environment

the cost of the damage

The cost of the damage is estimated at around $2 billion.

the damage is done

Don't try to apologize—the damage is done.

the extent of the damage

At the moment it is difficult to assess the extent of the damage.

2 damages money you can claim from sb
incur, suffer

damages incurred by the unfairly sacked workers

claim, seek, sue (sb) for

He decided to sue the company for damages.


The court will assess the damages.

award (sb)
pay (sb)
obtain, receive, recover, win
be liable for, be liable in (BrE) (both law)

If goods are lost in transit, the carrier will be liable for damages.

action (BrE), claim

A woman is to bring a civil damages claim against the two men.

in damage

They are claiming $5 million in damages.

damage for

He received damages for personal injury.

damage of

She was awarded damages of £90 000.

an action for damages (BrE), a claim for damages

The judge upheld her claim for damages against her former employer.

badly, heavily, seriously, severely

The building was badly damaged by fire.

irreparably, permanently

She may have damaged her health irreparably.

Damage is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blast, ↑fire, ↑hurricane, ↑ray, ↑tornado, ↑typhoon, ↑vandal
Damage is used with these nouns as the object: ↑artery, ↑blood vessel, ↑building, ↑confidence, ↑credibility, ↑crop, ↑ecology, ↑economy, ↑ego, ↑environment, ↑habitat, ↑health, ↑industry, ↑lung, ↑morale, ↑muscle, ↑name, ↑nerve, ↑organ, ↑prestige, ↑property, ↑prospect, ↑relation, ↑reputation, ↑ship, ↑skin, ↑spine, ↑standing, ↑tissue, ↑trade, ↑wildlife, ↑wing

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