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Synonyms for assault
əˈsɔlt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assault(noun)

    close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

    Synonyms:
    violation, ravishment, rape

  2. assault(noun)

    a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

    Synonyms:
    violation, ravishment, rape

  3. Assault(noun)

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946

    Synonyms:
    violation, ravishment, rape

  4. rape, violation, assault, ravishment(verb)

    the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

    Synonyms:
    ravishment, violation, misdemeanor, irreverence, usurpation, infraction, rapine, intrusion, infringement, misdemeanour, rape, colza, trespass, entrancement, encroachment

  5. assail, assault, set on, attack(verb)

    attack someone physically or emotionally

    "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

    Synonyms:
    violate, set on, assail, lash out, snipe, ravish, round, dishonour, outrage, rape, dishonor, attack, aggress

  6. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage(verb)

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

    "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

    Synonyms:
    snipe, delight, set on, ravish, dishonour, scandalise, offend, enthrall, profane, scandalize, disgrace, plunder, desecrate, lash out, transgress, shame, assail, enthral, round, appal, attack, enrapture, despoil, dishonor, transport, breach, rape, attaint, violate, infract, shock, outrage, appall, break, enchant, go against, spoil

  7. attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault(verb)

    attack in speech or writing

    "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

    Synonyms:
    ravish, round out, set on, polish up, rape, violate, round down, polish, snipe, lash out, outrage, assail, fill out, dishonor, round, labialise, brush up, attack, labialize, flesh out, aggress, dishonour, sharpshoot, round off

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assault(v)

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assault

    Synonyms:
    onset, attack, aggression, onslaught

    Antonyms:
    defense, resistance, repulsion, retaliation, undermining, sapping, stratagem

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assault(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attack, onset, onslaught, aggression, invasion, charge, thrust

  2. assault(n.)

    Synonyms:
    storming, storm

  3. assault(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assail, attack, charge, invade, STORM, fall upon, fly at, bear down upon, make aggression on

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. assault(n)

    Synonyms:
    onset, onslaught, charge, aggression, assailing, invasion, incursion

  2. assault(v)

    Synonyms:
    attack, assail

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    aggression, attack, offensive, onslaught, assaults, mugging, abuse, violence, attacks, storming, beating

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How to use assault in a sentence?

  1. Steve Greenberg:

    He and his lawyers look forward to his day in court, to the truth coming out and to his vindication from what has been an unprecedented assault by others for their own personal gain.

  2. Democratic National Convention:

    I say again without reservation : I did not sexually assault or rape Meredith Watson, Vanessa Tyson or anyone else.

  3. Justin Trudeau:

    Thoughts and prayers arent going to cut it, we know you do not need a military-grade assault weapon, one designed to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time, to take down a deer.

  4. Wendy Davis:

    I will classify sexual assault at the same level as other heinous crimes such as murder and manslaughter and human trafficking, which have no statute of limitations, eight states are already doing so.

  5. Vice President Joe Biden:

    What( Trump) said is textbook definition of sexual assault.


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