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Historical ContextPlay
Pillage often refers to historical or fantasy settings involving warfare and raids. SlidePirates were known for pillaging coastal settlements.
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Pillage implies aggressive theft and is considered a negative action. SlideThe conquerors faced criticism for pillaging the conquered city.
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Use 'pillage' when the theft includes violence or force, not peaceful theft. SlideMarauders would often pillage villages after a battle.