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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ravish \Rav"ish\ (r[a^]v"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravished
(-[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Ravishing.] [OE. ravissen, F.
ravir, fr. L. rapere to snatch or tear away, to ravish. See
Rapacious, Rapid, and -ish.]
1. To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.
These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin
Will quicken, and accuse thee. --Shak.
This hand shall ravish thy pretended right.
2. To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
"Ravished . . . for the joy." --Chaucer.
Thou hast ravished my heart. --Cant. iv. 9.
3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and
against her consent; to rape. --Shak.
Syn: To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman
was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, ravish,
violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]
2: hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport,
enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight] [ant:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "ravish":
abuse, adulterate, alloy, assault sexually, becharm, betray,
bewitch, canker, captivate, carry away, charm, cheapen, coarsen,
confound, contaminate, corrupt, debase, debauch, deceive, defile,
deflorate, deflower, degenerate, degrade, delectate, delight,
denature, deprave, depredate, desecrate, despoil, devalue,
devirginate, distort, enchant, enrapture, enravish, enthrall,
entrance, fascinate, fleece, forage, foray, force, freak out,
freeboot, gut, imparadise, infect, knock dead, knock out,
lead astray, loot, maraud, mislead, misuse, outrage, pervert,
pillage, plunder, poison, pollute, possess sexually, prey on,
prostitute, raid, ransack, rape, ravage, raven, reive, rifle, ruin,
sack, seduce, send, slay, soil, spellbind, spoil, spoliate, sully,
sweep, taint, take, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, trance,
transport, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp,
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