close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
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rape, violation, assault, ravishment(verb)
the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
assail, assault, set on, attack(verb)
attack someone physically or emotionally
"The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
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"
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
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"
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
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.
We were attacked by the enemy with cannon and musketry.
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How to use assault in a sentence?
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.
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.
Information was obtained that a male was in the home and had a warrant for an aggravated assault on a family member.
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.
Subject-1 disclosed that she was the victim of a sexual assault which was committed by Subject-2 in 1993.
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- اِقْتِحام, اعتداءArabic
- щурмувам, щурм, атака, атакувам, нападениеBulgarian
- überfallen, angreifen, AnschlagGerman
- atacar, asaltar, acometimiento, asaltoSpanish
- یورش, تجاوزPersian
- attaquer, assaut, agressionFrench
- attacco, attaccare, aggressione, aggredire, molestare, assalire, assaltoItalian
- 攻める, 攻撃, 突撃Japanese
- aanranding, aanranden, vergrijpenDutch
- нападать, штурмовать, атака, атаковать, штурм, напасть, нападениеRussian
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