molest

(redirected from molests)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

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)
References in classic literature ?
"There is some deep intrigue going on round that little woman, and it is our duty to see that no one molests her upon that last journey.
Who pursues or molests thee, thou soul of a tame mouse?
"By no means," replied the Fox; "pray do not molest them." "How is this?' said the Hedgehog; "do you not want to be rid of them?' "No," returned the Fox, "for these flies which you see are full of blood, and sting me but little, and if you rid me of these which are already satiated, others more hungry will come in their place, and will drink up all the blood I have left."
With low moans, she sat cuddling the body to her; nor did Kerchak attempt to molest her.
I was never molested by any person but those who represented the State.
The blockade once raised, they might embark immediately, and set sail for England or Spain, without fear of being molested. Whilst they were making their escape, D'Artagnan would return to the king; would justify his return by the indignation which the mistrust of Colbert had raised in him; he would be sent back with full powers, and he would take Belle-Isle; that is to say, the cage, after the birds had flown.
He first implored her to forgive him and Sonya and consent to their marriage, then he threatened that if she molested Sonya he would at once marry her secretly.
The peasants and their children were idle, as a general thing, and the donkeys and chickens made themselves at home in drawing-room and bed-chamber and were not molested. The drivers of each and every one of the slow-moving market-carts we met were stretched in the sun upon their merchandise, sound a sleep.
But thou, whence intrudest thou into my realm of Lineland?" Receiving this abrupt reply, I begged pardon if I had in any way startled or molested his Royal Highness; and describing myself as a stranger I besought the King to give me some account of his dominions.
I reasoned with myself that I had lain helpless for many hours within the cave, yet nothing had molested me, and my better judgment, when permitted the direction of clear and logical reasoning, convinced me that the noises I had heard must have resulted from purely natural and harmless causes; probably the conformation of the cave was such that a slight breeze had caused the sounds I heard.
The last of the four was always silent and, for the most part, kept his face turned in un- molested directions.