- To annoy intentionally.
- To disturb or tamper with.
- 1594–1597, Richard Hooker, J[ohn] S[penser], editor, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, […], London: […] Will[iam] Stansby [for Matthew Lownes], published 1611, OCLC 931154958, (please specify the page):
- They have molested the church with needless opposition.
- 2020, Chief Executive in Council, “Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation”, in Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette, page B555:
- A person must not delay, obstruct, hinder or molest an authorized officer who is performing a function under this Regulation.
- To sexually assault or sexually harass.
to annoy intentionally
to disturb or tamper with
- molest in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- molest in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- “molest” in Online Great Dictionary of the Indonesian Language [Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia Daring], Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.