Ravish

Definition of Ravish

Rav´ish   Pronunciation: răv´ĭsh
v. t.1.To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.
[imp. & p. p. Ravished (-ĭsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Ravishing.]
These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin
Will quicken, and accuse thee.
- Shak.
This hand shall ravish thy pretended right.
- Dryden.
2.To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
Thou hast ravished my heart.
- Cant. iv. 9.
3.To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape.

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