assail, assault, set on, attack(verb)
attack someone physically or emotionally
violate, set on, assail, lash out, snipe, ravish, round, dishonour, outrage, assault, rape, dishonor, attack, aggress
set on(verb)To encourage someone, or an animal, to attack someone.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
incite, instigate, prompt, urge, impel, influence, actuate
attack, assault, set upon