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rape

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rape

  1. 1 the act of forcing a person to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse <the brutal rape of a young woman> <a conviction for rape> Synonyms assault, ravishment, sexual assault, violation Related Words acquaintance rape, date rape, statutory rape; gang rape; indecent assault, molestation; defilement, deflowering

  2. 2 the unlawful or forcible carrying away of a person or animal <the legendary rape of the Sabine women by the ancient Romans was frequently depicted in classical art> Synonyms hijacking (also highjacking), kidnapping (also kidnaping), abduction, snatch [slang]Related Words impressment, seizure, shanghaiing




rape

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rape

  1. to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent <a woman was raped in that alley last night> Synonyms assault, force, outrage, ravish, violate Related Words date rape; gang rape; molest; paw; defile, deflower




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