Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » M » Molecular Biologist ... Momentousness


Pronunciation (US): 

 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]


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]


Annoy continually or chronically

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


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

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Old is gold." (English proverb)

"It is better to die standing, than to live bending." (Albanian proverb)

"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." (American proverb)

"Even the king saves his money." (Corsican proverb)

 MOLEST: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1473 seconds