Rav·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravished p. pr. & vb. n. Ravishing.]
1. To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.
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. “Ravished . . . for the joy.”
Thou hast ravished my heart. --Cant. iv. 9.
3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape.
Syn: -- To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate; deflower; force.
v 1: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman
was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, violate,
assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]
2: hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall,
enthral, delight] [ant: disenchant]