Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb harass

2 senses of harass

Sense 1
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke -- (annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers")
       => annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")

Sense 2
harass -- (exhaust by attacking repeatedly; "harass the enemy")
       => attack, aggress -- (take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack")

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