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Antonyms for besiege
bɪˈsidʒbe·siege

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. besiegeverb

    To attack is to begin hostilities of any kind. A general invades a country by marching in troops; he attacks a city by drawing up an army against it; he assaults it by hurling his troops directly upon its defenses. Assail and assault, tho of the same original etymology, have diverged in meaning, so that assault alone retains the meaning of direct personal violence. One may assail another with reproaches; he assaults him with a blow, a brandished weapon, etc. Armies or squadrons charge; combat and encounter may be said of individual contests. To beset is to set around, or, so to speak, to stud one's path, with menaces, attacks, or persuasions. To besiege and beleaguer are the acts of armies. To encounter is to meet face to face, and may be said either of the attacking or of the resisting force or person, or of both.

    Antonyms:
    aid, befriend, cover, defend, protect, resist, shelter, shield, support, sustain, uphold, withstand

    Synonyms:
    assail, assault, attack, attack, beleaguer, beset, charge, combat, encounter, fall upon, invade, set upon, storm

    Preposition:
    We were attacked by the enemy with cannon and musketry.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. besiege

    Synonyms:
    beset, beleaguer, sit, invest

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  1. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumventverb

    surround so as to force to give up

    "The Turks besieged Vienna"

    Synonyms:
    fence, fudge, outfox, surround, palisade, dodge, tease, overreach, sidestep, hedge, put off, skirt, circumvent, badger, wall, parry, border, bug, fence in, beat, smother, outwit, elude, ring, outsmart, evade, beleaguer, duck, hem in, pester, environ

  2. besiegeverb

    cause to feel distressed or worried

    "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"

    Synonyms:
    beleaguer, hem in, circumvent, surround

  3. besiegeverb

    harass, as with questions or requests

    "The press photographers besieged the movie star"

    Synonyms:
    beleaguer, hem in, circumvent, surround

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. besiegeverb

    Synonyms:
    obsess, environ, beset, beleaguer, encompass

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#22440uphold
#72169befriend
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