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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

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How to use assault in a sentence?

  1. Roger Stone:

    There was no need to have 29 FBI agents with assault weapons and side arms and hand grenades and a battering ram to smash in my front door, they could simply have called my attorney and I would have surrendered voluntarily.

  2. Marc Fernich:

    All these actors appear to bear some responsibility for this calamity. All seem to have a share of Mr. Epsteins blood on their hands. All should be ashamed of their behavior, i call for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Epsteins death. The public needs to know exactly what happened and why and how his custodians could have let it occur. Epsteinsdeath comes two weeks after the 66-year-old was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.At the time, it was not clear whether the injuries were self-inflicted or from an assault. He had been taken off suicide watch before he killed himself, a person familiar with the matter told the AP.It wasnt immediately clear when he was taken off suicide watch. Jeffrey Epstein DEAD : TIMELINE OF SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AND RELATED LEGAL CASES Epstein was arrested on July 6 over the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girls in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005 Epstein allegedly created and maintained a vast network and operation from 2002 up to and including at least 2005 that enabled him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls in addition to paying victims to recruit other girls. Prosecutors said that victims would be escorted to a room with a massage table where they would perform massages on Epstein. At the time of Epsteins arrest, prosecutors said they found a trove of pictures of nude and seminude young women and girls at his $ 77 million Manhattan Hospital mansion. They also say additional victims have come forward since the arrest. He had pleaded not guilty and faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted. Jeffrey Epstein EPSTEINS ALLEGED SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIM NAMED Bill Richardson, GEORGE MITCHELL IN NEWLY RELEASED DOCUMENTS Bill Richardson deathalso comes a day after thousands of documents were unsealed Friday in connection with a defamation case against Bill Richardson alleged recruiter that revealed dozens of high-profile names including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has long claimed Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men, claimed in the lawsuit that Epstein and Virginia Roberts Giuffre associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, kept Ghislaine Maxwell as a.

  3. Shoshana Roberts:

    I have multiple experiences of sexual assault, which is why I wanted to be involved in this project.

  4. Kent Police:

    During his attempt to sexually assault her, he was spooked by the vehicle headlights of a customer that pulled into the barista stand drive through.

  5. August Pfluger:

    They said they were going to do it, and they have not come out with a slow approach. It has been an overwhelming assault on our energy industry, which is an assault on national security.

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