harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)
annoy continually or chronically
"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
stimulate, harry, kick up, beset, provoke, hassle, set upon, chevy, chivy, kindle, arouse, enkindle, evoke, call forth, molest, elicit, incrust, encrust, chivvy, ravage, chevvy, plague, blight, fire, raise
exhaust by attacking repeatedly
"harass the enemy"
To fatigue or to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts.
To annoy endlessly or systematically; to molest.
To put excessive burdens upon; to subject to anxieties.
Nazis and their sympathizers harassed Jews and Gypsies in the early 1940s.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To tire is to reduce strength in any degree by exertion; one may be tired just enough to make rest pleasant, or even unconsciously tired, becoming aware of the fact only when he ceases the exertion; or, on the other hand, he may be, according to the common phrase, "too tired to stir;" but for this extreme condition the stronger words are commonly used. One who is fatigued suffers from a conscious and painful lack of strength as the result of some overtaxing; an invalid may be fatigued with very slight exertion; when one is wearied, the painful lack of strength is the result of long-continued demand or strain; one is exhausted when the strain has been so severe and continuous as utterly to consume the strength, so that further exertion is for the time impossible. One is fagged by drudgery; he is jaded by incessant repetition of the same act until it becomes increasingly difficult or well-nigh impossible; as, a horse is jaded by a long and unbroken journey.
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How to use harass in a sentence?
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
We are doing everything legally, but these people harass us and disrupt our work for no reason.
This is a very serious development, we knew that the Egyptians were going to set such a trap to harass our journalists and that is what has happened.
They had 3,000 to 4000 people that were focused on our personnel, trying to recruit them or harass us, they would break into your house and do things to show they had control of your existence. In my days, if they knew you didn't like spiders, you would find a tarantula wandering around your room.
When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over insane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying, i was angry. In that moment, I decided to forgo any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. This man hadn’t considered any formalities when we assaulted me, and his lawyer didn’t hold back on my mom – why should I be polite? I’m told it was most amount of times the word 'ass' has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court.
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- জ্বালাতন করাBengali
- molestar, fastiguejar, vexarCatalan, Valencian
- verfolgen, belästigenGerman
- uuvuttaa, kiusata, hätyyttää, vainota, väsyttääFinnish
- sàraichScottish Gaelic
- assillare, molestare, incalzare, vessare, tartassare, tormentare, stancare, infastidire, indebolireItalian
- prześladować, dręczyć, nękać, gnębićPolish
- molestar, incomodarPortuguese
- изнурять, утомлять, досаждать, беспокоитьRussian
- scrandi, tourmeter, soyî, hoder, peler, nåjhiWalloon
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