Mo·lest v. t. [imp. & p. p. Molested; p. pr. & vb. n. Molesting.] To trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with; to vex.
They have molested the church with needless opposition. --Hooker.
Syn: -- To trouble; disturb; incommode; inconvenience; annoy; vex; tease.
Mo·lest, n. Molestation. [Obs.]
v 1: harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
2: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his
staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his
female co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivy,
chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, provoke]