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mo·lest

 (mə-lĕst′)
tr.v. mo·lest·ed, mo·lest·ing, mo·lests
1. To disturb, interfere with, or annoy: "Adams warned them not to molest American ships engaged in lawful commerce" (Walter McDougall).
2.
a. To subject (a child) to sexual contact.
b. To subject (an adult) to unwanted sexual contact.

[Middle English molesten, from Old French molester, from Latin molestāre, from molestus, troublesome.]

mo′les·ta′tion (mō′lĕ-stā′shən) n.
mo·lest′er n.

molest

(məˈlɛst)
vb (tr)
1. to disturb or annoy by malevolent interference
2. to accost or attack, esp with the intention of assaulting sexually
[C14: from Latin molestāre to annoy, from molestus troublesome, from mōlēs mass]
molestation n
moˈlester n

mo•lest

(məˈlɛst)

v.t.
1. to bother, interfere with, or annoy.
2.
a. to make indecent sexual advances to.
b. to assault sexually.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin molestāre to irk, derivative of molestus irksome; compare mōlēs mass, burden, trouble]
mo•les•ta•tion (ˌmoʊ lɛˈsteɪ ʃən, ˌmɒl ɛ-) n.
mo•lest′er, n.

molest


Past participle: molested
Gerund: molesting

Imperative
molest
molest
Present
I molest
you molest
he/she/it molests
we molest
you molest
they molest
Preterite
I molested
you molested
he/she/it molested
we molested
you molested
they molested
Present Continuous
I am molesting
you are molesting
he/she/it is molesting
we are molesting
you are molesting
they are molesting
Present Perfect
I have molested
you have molested
he/she/it has molested
we have molested
you have molested
they have molested
Past Continuous
I was molesting
you were molesting
he/she/it was molesting
we were molesting
you were molesting
they were molesting
Past Perfect
I had molested
you had molested
he/she/it had molested
we had molested
you had molested
they had molested
Future
I will molest
you will molest
he/she/it will molest
we will molest
you will molest
they will molest
Future Perfect
I will have molested
you will have molested
he/she/it will have molested
we will have molested
you will have molested
they will have molested
Future Continuous
I will be molesting
you will be molesting
he/she/it will be molesting
we will be molesting
you will be molesting
they will be molesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been molesting
you have been molesting
he/she/it has been molesting
we have been molesting
you have been molesting
they have been molesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been molesting
you will have been molesting
he/she/it will have been molesting
we will have been molesting
you will have been molesting
they will have been molesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been molesting
you had been molesting
he/she/it had been molesting
we had been molesting
you had been molesting
they had been molesting
Conditional
I would molest
you would molest
he/she/it would molest
we would molest
you would molest
they would molest
Past Conditional
I would have molested
you would have molested
he/she/it would have molested
we would have molested
you would have molested
they would have molested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.molest - harass or assault sexuallymolest - harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
2.molest - annoy continually or chronicallymolest - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
needle, goad - goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
annoy, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, rile, vex, nettle, rag, bother, chafe, get at, get to - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
bedevil, dun, rag, torment, frustrate, crucify - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
haze - harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions

molest

verb
1. abuse, attack, hurt, injure, harm, interfere with, assail, accost, manhandle, ill-treat, maltreat He was accused of sexually molesting a colleague.
2. annoy, worry, upset, harry, bother, disturb, bug (informal), plague, irritate, tease, torment, harass, afflict, badger, persecute, beset, hector, pester, vex He disguised himself to avoid being molested in the street.
Translations
يُزْعِج، يُضايِق، يَتَحَرَّش
obtěžovat
forulempe
belästigensekkieren
angra, áreita
kibti prieprievartautojastvirkintojas
uzbāzties

molest

[məʊˈlest] VT
1. (sexually) (= attack) → agredir sexualmente; (= abuse) → abusar de
2. (= bother) → importunar, molestar

molest

[məˈlɛst] vt [+ woman, child] → agresser
She had killed a man who was molesting her → Elle avait tué l'homme qui l'agressait.

molest

molest

[məʊˈlɛst] vt (trouble) → importunare; (harm) (Law) (sexually) → molestare

molest

(məˈlest) verb
to annoy or interfere with. The children kept molesting her.
molester noun
a person who abuses someone sexually. The child molester was found guilty.

molest

v. dañar físicamente, vejar; humillar; asaltar, molestar.

molest

vt acosar, abusar (sexualmente)
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