ravish

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ravish(
rah
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vihsh
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to captivate)
a. cautivar
The fireworks display ravished the onlookers.El espectáculo de fuegos artificales cautivó a los espectadores.
The spectacular performance ravished the audience.La espectacular actuación cautivó al público.
b. embelesar
The symphony will be sure to ravish everyone.La sinfonía sin duda embelesará a todos.
c. encantar
The guests were ravished by the extravagant decorations.Las decoraciones extravagantes les encantaron a los invitados.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to rape)
a. violar
The raiders ravished the women and burned the village.Los invasores violaron a las mujeres y quemaron la aldea.
b. forzar
The sailor was ravishing one of the local women when her husband came home and attacked him.El marinero estaba forzando a una de las mujeres locales cuando su marido regresó a casa y lo atacó.
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ravish
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (literary)
a. deslumbrar, cautivar (delight)
2. (old-fashioned)
a. forzar, violar (rape)
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ravish [ˈrævɪʃ]
transitive verb
1 (charm) encantar; embelesar
2 (carry off) raptar; robar; (rape) violar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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