What does molest mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. molestverb

    harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to

  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"


  1. molestverb

    To physically abuse, (occasionaly also means sexually especially regarding a minor )

  2. molestverb

    To annoy intentionally

  3. molestverb

    To disturb or tamper with.

  4. Etymology: From molesten, from molester, from molestare, from molestus, from moles; see mole.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Molestverb

    To disturb; to trouble; to vex.

    Etymology: molester, Fr. molestus, Lat.

    If they will firmly persist concerning points which hitherto have been disputed of, they must agree that they have molested the church with needless opposition. Richard Hooker, b. iii.

    No man shall meddle with them, or molest them in any matter. 1 Mac. x. 35.

    Pleasure and pain signify whatsoever delights or molests us. John Locke.

    Both are doom’d to death;
    And the dead wake not to molest the living. Nicholas Rowe.


  1. molest

    To molest generally refers to the act of harassing, bothering, or causing harm to someone. In a more specific context, it often refers to sexual assault or abuse, offering an unwanted touch, or causing harm to the person in a sexual manner. It is an illegal act and punishable by law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Molestverb

    to trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with; to vex

  2. Molestnoun


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Molest

    mō-lest′, v.t. to trouble.—ns. Molestā′tion, state of being molested: annoyance; Molest′er.—adj. Molest′ful. [Fr. molester—L. molestāremolestus—moles, mass, difficulty.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of molest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of molest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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