Harass meaning

hə-răs, hărəs
To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
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To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry.
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To irritate or torment persistently.

His mind was harassed by doubts and misgivings.

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To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
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To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
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Harass is defined as to torment or irritate.

An example of harass is a woman calling a man twenty times a day after he's asked her not to.

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Origin of harass

  • French harasser from Old French (a la) harache, (a la) harace (as in courre a la harache to chase) hare call used to set dogs on (of Germanic origin ko- in Indo-European roots) -ache, -ace deprecative n. suff.

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition