Synonyms of rape
1 sexually assault • A young woman was brutally raped in her own home.
violate • He broke into a woman's home and attempted to violate her.
ravish (literary) • Her ravished body was found a week later.
2 pillageDictionary • There is no guarantee that companies will not rape the environment.
pillage • Soldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.
plunder • They plundered and burned the town.
ransack • Demonstrators ransacked and burned the house where he was staying.
despoil (formal) • the modern day industry which has despoiled the town
sack • Imperial troops sacked the French ambassador's residence in Rome.
loot • Gangs began breaking windows and looting shops.
1 sexual assaultDictionary • Ninety per cent of all rapes and violent assaults went unreported.
violation • the violation of women in war
2 plundering • the rape of the environment
pillage • There were no signs of violence or pillage.
depredation • Crops can be decimated by the unchecked depredations of deer.
despoliation (formal) • the despoliation of the countryside by roads
sack • the sack of Troy
desecration • The whole area has been shocked by the desecration of the cemetery.
abuse • an investigation into alleged child abuse
violation • This violation of the church is not the first such incident.
maltreatment • Two thousand prisoners died as a result of maltreatment.
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• an investigation into alleged child abuse
depredationThe 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
the offence of forcing a person, esp a woman, to submit to sexual intercourse against that person's will