Synonyms for rape

Synonyms for (noun) rape

Synonyms: rape, ravishment, assault, violation

Definition: the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

Similar words: sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault

Definition: a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat

Usage: most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault


Synonyms: rape, rapine

Definition: the act of despoiling a country in warfare

Similar words: plundering, pillage, pillaging

Definition: the act of stealing valuable things from a place

Usage: the plundering of the Parthenon; his plundering of the great authors


Synonyms: Brassica napus, colza, rape

Definition: Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop

Similar words: mustard

Definition: any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

Synonyms for (verb) rape

Synonyms: despoil, spoil, plunder, rape, violate

Definition: destroy and strip of its possession

Usage: The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Similar words: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up


Synonyms: violate, rape, ravish, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage

Definition: force (someone) to have sex against their will

Usage: The woman was raped on her way home at night

Similar words: set on, assail, assault, attack

Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally

Usage: The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly