molest Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "molest" - English Dictionary

See all translations

molestverb [T]

uk   us   /məˈlest/

molest verb [T] (ATTACK SEXUALLY)

to touch or attack someone in a sexual way against their wishes: The girl had been molested frequently by her stepfather from the age of eight. The man had previously been arrested several times for molesting young boys.

molest verb [T] (ATTACK)

formal to touch, push, etc. someone violently: United Nations premises were looted and personnel were molested by demonstrators.
molestation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɒl.esˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌmɑː.les-/
sexual molestation
molester
noun [C] uk   /məˈles.tər/  us   /-tɚ/
a child molester
Translations of “molest”
in Vietnamese quấy rối…
in Spanish fastidiar, molestar…
in Thai รบกวน…
in Malaysian mengganggu…
in French importuner…
in German belästigen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性攻擊, 調戲, 猥褻…
in Indonesian mengganggu…
in Russian растлевать, насиловать…
in Turkish sarkıntılık etmek, taciz etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性攻击, 调戏, 猥亵…
in Polish molestować…
(Definition of molest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of molest?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “molest” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More