to make indecent sexual advances to.
to assault sexually.
Older Use. to bother, interfere with, or annoy.
- mo·les·ta·tion [moh-le-stey-shuhn, mol-e-], /ˌmoʊ lɛˈsteɪ ʃən, ˌmɒl ɛ-/, noun
- mo·lest·er, noun
- mo·lest·ful, adjective
- un·mo·lest·ed, adjective
- un·mo·lest·ing, adjective
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How to use molest in a sentence
In March 2017, a former Coronado Middle School student reported to school officials that Burgess had molested him on the high school campus five years earlier, when he was 13.Coronado Community Has Rallied to Defend Many Embattled Coaches | Kayla Jimenez | July 12, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The 63-year-old reportedly admitted to investigators that he had molested two underage relatives years earlier, though he was ultimately only charged with one count of criminal sexual contact with a minor.Mom Recalls Horror of Unknowingly Sleeping Beside Murdered 6-Year-Old Daughter | Allison Quinn | June 11, 2021 | The Daily Beast
In 1986, when Palmer was 15, three of those boys accused him of molesting them.The American parole system is an endless trap — and a moral outrage | Jennifer Miller | May 24, 2021 | Washington Post
It was an example of an effective use of the technology that helped arrest someone suspected of molesting children.Chula Vista Forum on a Controversial Police Program Got Awkward Fast | Gustavo Solis | April 12, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Nigel ruined many a week for me and my Oregonian colleagues with his reporting, including with his 2005 story revealing that Neil Goldschmidt had molested a 14-year-old girl while serving as Portland’s mayor in the 1970s.Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies | by Stephen Engelberg | March 25, 2021 | ProPublica
Of such as wandering near her secret bower, molest her ancient solitary reign.
British Dictionary definitions for molest
to disturb or annoy by malevolent interference
to accost or attack, esp with the intention of assaulting sexually
- molestation (ˌməʊlɛˈsteɪʃən), noun
- molester, noun
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