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Synonyms of molest in English:


  • 1 the crowd molested the police
    harass, harry, hassle, pester, bother, annoy, beset, persecute, torment
    informal roust
  • 2 he molested a ten-year-old boy
    (sexually) abuse, (sexually) assault, interfere with, rape, violate
    informal grope, paw, fondle
    literary ravish
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