American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To disturb, interfere with, or annoy.
- v. To subject to unwanted or improper sexual activity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To trouble; disturb; harass; vex; meddle with injuriously.
- Synonyms Annoy, Plague, etc. (see tease), incommode, discommode, inconvenience.
- n. Trouble.
- v. To physically abuse, (occasionaly also means sexually especially regarding a minor )
- v. To annoy intentionally
- v. To disturb or tamper with.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with; to vex.
- n. obsolete Molestation.
- v. harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
- v. annoy continually or chronically
- From Middle English molesten, from Old French molester, from Latin molestare ("to trouble, annoy, molest"), from molestus ("troublesome"), from moles ("a burden, difficulty, labor, trouble"); see mole. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English molesten, from Old French molester, from Latin molestāre, from molestus, troublesome. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“To a native Spanish speaker the English verb "molest" is what linguists call a "false friend.”
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