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harass

(either harris or huh-rass) v. systematic and/or continual unwanted and annoying pestering, which often includes threats and demands. This can include lewd or offensive remarks, sexual advances, threatening telephone calls from collection agencies, hassling by police officers, or bringing criminal charges without cause. (See: harassment, sexual harassment)

harass

verb acerbate, afflict, aggrieve, agitate, alarm, alienate, anger, annoy, arose, arrogate, assail, badger, bagger, be malevolent, bedevil, beset, besiege, bludgeon, bother, browbeat, burden, coerce, confound, convulse, discomfort, discompose, disconcert, dismay, dispirit, disquiet, distress, disturb, enrage, envenom, exasperate, excite, excruciate, fret, goad, grieve, harbor a grudge, harrow, harry, haunt, heckle, hurt, ill-use, importance, incense, incommode, infest, infuriate, injure persistently, intimidate, intrude upon, irk, irritate, malign, maltreat, miff, misuse, mock, obsess, offend, oppress, outrage, overburden, overdrive, overrun, overstrain, overtax, overwork, perplex, pester, pique, plague, prey upon, provoke, rankle, shake up, sollicitare, spite, strain, terrorize, torment, trouble, tyrannize, unsettle, upbraid, upset, vex, vexare, victimize, wear down, weigh on
Associated concepts: barratry, employment law, harassing a witness, workplace sexual harassment
See also: annoy, badger, browbeat, discompose, distress, harrow, hector, importune, incense, inflict, intimidate, irritate, mistreat, molest, persecute, perturb, pique, prey, provoke
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A recent issue of Cosmopolitan actually published an article about how not to be a sexual harasser and urged readers to share it with the men in their lives.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful regardless of the gender of the harasser and the victim.
Those who think this way are wrong; their mindset would reflect the thinking of sexual harassers who, it can be guaranteed, are detested by the women around them.
and argues that the district violated the boy's rights to free speech and due process by wrongly labeling him as a sexual harasser without a proper hearing or evidence.
However, Kaur said Chhotepur did not take any action against the three accused volunteers who then started harassing her alleges AAP shielding harassers on social media.
Cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs was "swatted"-- a tactic in which harassers make false 911 calls claiming a dangerous situation at the address in hope of a SWAT team showing up--after writing about a site that purports to sell Social Security numbers and credit reports.
Whether the harassers believe their behavior is acceptable or not, they know they can easily get away with it.
Presidential spokesman Ehab Badawi said the decree defines a sexual harasser as a person seeking to achieve "an interest of a sexual nature".
This Article is the first to analyze all sexual harassment cases in which courts have endeavored to infer the sexual orientations of alleged harassers since the Supreme Court held that sexual orientation might be relevant to a sexual harassment claim fifteen years ago.
They have posted on their website a range of ideas for responses you can use that hold harassers accountable for their behavior.
Most of the alleged harassers continue to work in the RCMP, some in high-ranking positions.
Rejecting the norms of the "onshore" world, these harassers enact a deviant, because desiring, masculinity--asking their victims for a "blow job" or inviting them to see "how hard it would get"--whose power to stigmatize comes from a manhood already hardened to, and perhaps also by, abuse.