Synonyms of 'rape'
1 sexually assault
A young woman was brutally raped in her own home.
There is no guarantee that companies will not rape the environment.
Soldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.
They plundered and burned the town.
Demonstrators ransacked and burned the house where he was staying.
the modern day industry which has despoiled the town
Imperial troops sacked the French ambassador's residence in Rome.
Gangs began breaking windows and looting shops.
1 sexual assault
Ninety per cent of all rapes and violent assaults went unreported.
the rape of the environment
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an investigation into alleged child abuse
The depredations of a person, animal, or force are their harmful actions, which usually involve taking or damaging something.
Crops can be decimated by the unchecked depredations of deer.
Thesaurus for rape from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone is raped , they are forced to have sex , usually by violence or threats of violence.