Synonyms for harass

Grammar : Verb
Spell : huh-ras, har-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : həˈræs, ˈhær əs

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Définition of harass

Origin :
  • 1610s, from French harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from Old French harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with Old French harier "to harry, draw, drag" [Barnhart]. Originally "to lay waste, devastate," sense of "distress" is from 1650s. Related: Harassed; harassing.
  • verb badger
Example sentences :
  • Nor did Casanova allow these questions to harass his mind to-day.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • Forgive me that I harass you with this catalogue of my misfortunes.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The archers were placed in front to harass the enemy attempting to cross.
  • Extract from : « The Cat of Bubastes » by G. A. Henty
  • There were no debtors to be harassed, no creditors to harass them.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • "The Mexicans will do anything to harass the Texans," answered the lieutenant, quietly.
  • Extract from : « For the Liberty of Texas » by Edward Stratemeyer
  • Not a wife, not a mother, but just a soul facing the questions which harass philosophers.
  • Extract from : « Wayside Courtships » by Hamlin Garland
  • Wilson and Miller were to harass Massena's right flank and rear.
  • Extract from : « Under Wellington's Command » by G. A. Henty
  • The lesson had been so severe that no attempt was made, by the tribesmen, to harass the movement.
  • Extract from : « Through Three Campaigns » by G. A. Henty
  • He was now satisfied and really had no wish to harass her beyond endurance.
  • Extract from : « The Elusive Pimpernel » by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • I am only sorry that you should have had so much to harass you.'
  • Extract from : « Heartsease » by Charlotte M. Yonge

Antonyms for harass

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