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English noun: rape

1. rape (plant) Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop

SynonymsBrassica napus, colza

Broader (hypernym)mustard

Member meronymBrassica, genus Brassica

Substance holonymrapeseed

2. rape (act) the act of despoiling a country in warfare


Broader (hypernym)pillage, pillaging, plundering

3. rape (act) the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

Synonymsassault, ravishment, violation

Broader (hypernym)sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault

Narrower (hyponym)carnal abuse, date rape, statutory rape

English verb: rape

1. rape (social) force (someone) to have sex against their will

SamplesThe woman was raped on her way home at night.

ExamplesThey want to rape the prisoners

Synonymsassault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, ravish, violate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, set on

Narrower (hyponym)gang-rape

2. rape (contact) destroy and strip of its possession

SamplesThe soldiers raped the beautiful country.

Synonymsdespoil, plunder, spoil, violate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin

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