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Synonyms for molest
məˈlɛstmo·lest

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. molest

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. molest

    Synonyms:
    trouble, disturb, tease, annoy, irritate, vex, plague, worry, discommode

    Antonyms:
    soothe, caress, pacify, assuage, pet, mollify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. molestverb

    harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to

    Synonyms:
    chevvy, hassle, harass, chivy, plague, provoke, chevy, beset, harry, chivvy

  2. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeverb

    annoy continually or chronically

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

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, harry, kick up, beset, provoke, hassle, set upon, chevy, chivy, kindle, harass, arouse, enkindle, evoke, call forth, elicit, incrust, encrust, chivvy, ravage, chevvy, plague, blight, fire, raise

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. molestverb

    Synonyms:
    disturb, trouble, annoy, vex, tease, incommode, discommode, harass, worry, plague, bore, torment, bother, pester, harry, badger, irritate, fret, chafe, hector, gull, disturb, disquiet, infest

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. molestverb

    Synonyms:
    disturb, trouble, annoy

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How to use molest in a sentence?

  1. Ruben Papian:

    Is there someone who passively watches his children growing up? We constantly and maximally invest ourselves into our children to realize our vision of happiness. But not for us - for those children. It’s not enough that we molest ourselves, so we have to molest the children as well…

  2. Superior Court Judge Maryann D'Addezio:

    Mr. Millete, you must not harass, strike, threaten, assault, follow,stalk, molest, destroy or damage critical or real property, disturb theirpeace, keep them under surveillance or block their movements.

  3. Tasha Schwikert:

    It was the toxic culture that allowed him to have a blueprint to be able to manipulate us and molest us, so they absolutely have to be held accountable because our parents and you guys are sending your children to these organizations and institutions and just believing and assuming that these people are protecting your kids when most of them arent.

  4. Whitney Houston:

    One of the priests tried to molest me. He tried to touch my private parts… At that time, I was a young boy. I didn’t know what sexual boundaries were. I just knew I didn’t like being touched. Some things are hard to forget. the misconception that I feel [the public] has about me is that they don’t understand me.


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