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rapes

noun
plural of rape

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the act of forcing a person to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse
  • an international law defining rape as a war crime

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Words Related to rapes

  • acquaintance rapes,
  • date rapes,
  • statutory rapes
  • gang rapes
2 the unlawful or forcible carrying away of a person or animal
  • the legend of the rape of the Sabine women by the ancient Romans was frequently depicted in classical art

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rapes

verb
present tense third-person singular of rape

Synonyms of rapes (Entry 2 of 2)

to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
  • the defendant accused of raping the victim

Synonyms for rapes

Words Related to rapes

  • date rapes
  • gang rapes
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“Rapes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rapes. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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