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 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