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rav·ish

 (răv′ĭsh)
tr.v. rav·ished, rav·ish·ing, rav·ish·es
1. To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.
2. To overwhelm with emotion; enrapture: moviegoers who were ravished with delight.
3. Archaic To seize and carry away by force.

[Middle English ravishen, from Old French ravir, raviss-, from Vulgar Latin *rapīre, from Latin rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.]

rav′ish·er n.
rav′ish·ment n.

ravish

(ˈrævɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. (often passive) to give great delight to; enrapture
2. to rape
3. archaic to carry off by force
[C13: from Old French ravir, from Latin rapere to seize]
ˈravisher n
ˈravishment n

rav•ish

(ˈræv ɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to transport with strong emotion, esp. joy.
2. to rape; violate.
3. to seize and carry off by force.
4. to rob; plunder.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French raviss-, long s. of ravir to seize]
rav′ish•er, n.
rav′ish•ment, n.

ravish


Past participle: ravished
Gerund: ravishing

Imperative
ravish
ravish
Present
I ravish
you ravish
he/she/it ravishes
we ravish
you ravish
they ravish
Preterite
I ravished
you ravished
he/she/it ravished
we ravished
you ravished
they ravished
Present Continuous
I am ravishing
you are ravishing
he/she/it is ravishing
we are ravishing
you are ravishing
they are ravishing
Present Perfect
I have ravished
you have ravished
he/she/it has ravished
we have ravished
you have ravished
they have ravished
Past Continuous
I was ravishing
you were ravishing
he/she/it was ravishing
we were ravishing
you were ravishing
they were ravishing
Past Perfect
I had ravished
you had ravished
he/she/it had ravished
we had ravished
you had ravished
they had ravished
Future
I will ravish
you will ravish
he/she/it will ravish
we will ravish
you will ravish
they will ravish
Future Perfect
I will have ravished
you will have ravished
he/she/it will have ravished
we will have ravished
you will have ravished
they will have ravished
Future Continuous
I will be ravishing
you will be ravishing
he/she/it will be ravishing
we will be ravishing
you will be ravishing
they will be ravishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ravishing
you have been ravishing
he/she/it has been ravishing
we have been ravishing
you have been ravishing
they have been ravishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ravishing
you will have been ravishing
he/she/it will have been ravishing
we will have been ravishing
you will have been ravishing
they will have been ravishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ravishing
you had been ravishing
he/she/it had been ravishing
we had been ravishing
you had been ravishing
they had been ravishing
Conditional
I would ravish
you would ravish
he/she/it would ravish
we would ravish
you would ravish
they would ravish
Past Conditional
I would have ravished
you would have ravished
he/she/it would have ravished
we would have ravished
you would have ravished
they would have ravished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ravish - force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
gang-rape - rape (someone) successively with several attackers; "The prisoner was gang-raped"
2.ravish - hold spellboundravish - hold spellbound      
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"

ravish

verb
1. (Literary) rape, sexually assault, violate, abuse, force, outrage Her ravished body was found a week later.
2. enchant, transport, delight, charm, fascinate, entrance, captivate, enrapture, spellbind, overjoy an eerie power to ravish the eye and seduce the soul
Quotations
"He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him" [Henry Fielding Jonathan Wild]

ravish

verb
To compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act:
Translations

ravish

[ˈrævɪʃ] VT
1. (= charm) → encantar, embelesar
2. (liter) (= carry off) → raptar, robar; (= rape) → violar

ravish

[ˈrævɪʃ] vtravir

ravish

vt
(= delight)hinreißen
(old, liter: = rape) → schänden (geh); (obs: = abduct) → rauben

ravish

[ˈrævɪʃ] vt
a. (liter) (enchant, delight) → estasiare, rapire
b. (old) (rape) → violentare; (carry off) → rapire
References in classic literature ?
Presently after I will appear in mine own shape, play the courteous knight, rescue the unfortunate and afflicted fair one from the hands of the rude ravishers, conduct her to Front-de-B
In reverting to the period of our origin, other nations have generally been compelled to plunge into the chaos of impenetrable antiquity, or to trace a lawless ancestry into the caverns of ravishers and robbers.
Don Quixote was, as has been said, speaking to the lady in the coach: "Your beauty, lady mine," said he, "may now dispose of your person as may be most in accordance with your pleasure, for the pride of your ravishers lies prostrate on the ground through this strong arm of mine; and lest you should be pining to know the name of your deliverer, know that I am called Don Quixote of La Mancha, knight-errant and adventurer, and captive to the peerless and beautiful lady Dulcinea del Toboso: and in return for the service you have received of me I ask no more than that you should return to El Toboso, and on my behalf present yourself before that lady and tell her what I have done to set you free.
The fair prospect of a handsome reward for so great and acceptable a service to the squire, tempted her avarice; and again, the danger of the enterprize she had undertaken; the uncertainty of its success; night, cold, robbers, ravishers, all alarmed her fears.
Richard Swiveller comes hastily up, elbows the bystanders out of the way, takes her (after some trouble) in one arm after the manner of theatrical ravishers, and, nodding to Kit, and commanding Barbara's mother to follow, for he has a coach waiting, bears her swiftly off.