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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

How to pronounce assault?

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How to use assault in a sentence?

  1. Janice Dickinson:

    Truthfully, a settlement is a victory and certainly a measure of justice and helps me sleep better, but in reality nothing can ever erase the experience and memories of an assault.

  2. Bob Corker:

    Neither one gives clear-cut authority to y'all's being able to defend the train-and-equip program against Assad's assault, that's my understanding.

  3. Thomas Gilliland:

    Information was obtained that a male was in the home and had a warrant for an aggravated assault on a family member.

  4. Wang Dan:

    We request the HRC investigate the gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms committed by the Chinese government during its military assault on peaceful protests.

  5. Tara Reade:

    Subject-1 disclosed that she was the victim of a sexual assault which was committed by Subject-2 in 1993.


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