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MOLEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does molest mean? 

MOLEST (verb)
  The verb MOLEST has 2 senses:

1. harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
2. annoy continually or chronically

  Familiarity information: MOLEST used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOLEST (verb)


Sense 1molest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "molest" is one way to...):

assail; assault; attack; set on (attack someone physically or emotionally)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2molest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Annoy continually or chronically

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

beset; hassle; harry; harass; chivy; chivvy; chevy; chevvy; molest; plague; provoke

Context examples:

He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked / This man harasses his female co-workers

Hypernyms (to "molest" is one way to...):

annoy; bother; chafe; devil; get at; get to; gravel; irritate; nark; nettle; rag; rile; vex (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "molest"):

goad; needle (goad or provoke,as by constant criticism)

bedevil; crucify; dun; frustrate; rag; torment (treat cruelly)

haze (harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot molest Sue


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