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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 ?
The fire of anguish burned in my breast, and she whispered to me with compassion, with pity, softly--as women will; she soothed the pain of my mind; she bent her face over me--the face of a woman who ravishes the hearts and silences the reason of men.