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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ravish mean? 

RAVISH (verb)
  The verb RAVISH has 2 senses:

1. force (someone) to have sex against their will
2. hold spellbound

  Familiarity information: RAVISH used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RAVISH (verb)

Sense 1ravish [BACK TO TOP]


Force (someone) to have sex against their will

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


ravish; rape; dishonour; dishonor; assault; outrage; violate

Context example:

The woman was raped on her way home at night

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

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

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

gang-rape (rape (someone) successively with several attackers)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to ravish the prisoners

Sense 2ravish [BACK TO TOP]


Hold spellbound

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


enchant; enrapture; enthral; enthrall; ravish; delight; transport

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

delight; please (give pleasure to or be pleasing to)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence example:

The good news will ravish her

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