Synonyms of rape in English:

rape


See definition of rape

noun

1‘the man was charged with rape’

SYNONYMS

sexual assault, sexual abuse

date rape, gang rape

North American acquaintance rape

informal gang bang

archaic, humorous a fate worse than death

archaic ravishment, defilement

2‘people everywhere decry the rape of rainforest’

SYNONYMS

destruction, violation, vandalizing, ravaging, pillaging

plundering, raiding, desecration, defilement

marauding, ransacking, sacking, sack

literary despoilment, rapine

rare despoliation, spoliation

3‘the rape of the Sabine women’

SYNONYMS

abduction, carrying off, kidnapping, seizure, capture


verb

1‘he raped her at knifepoint’

SYNONYMS

sexually assault, violate, force oneself on, abuse sexually

date-rape, gang-rape

informal gang-bang

euphemistic have one's way with, have one's evil way with

archaic ravish, defile, dishonour

2‘they raped our country’

SYNONYMS

ravage, plunder, pillage, violate, desecrate, defile

lay waste, ransack, sack

maraud over, raid

literary despoil

archaic spoil, reave

rare depredate, spoliate

3‘the Romans raped the Sabine women’

SYNONYMS

abduct, carry off, kidnap, seize, capture, make off with