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Synonyms for beleaguer
bɪˈli gərbe·lea·guer

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beleaguerverb

    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, assault, attack, attack, 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguerverb

    annoy persistently

    "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, surround, tease, fluff, loosen, tap, wiretap, circumvent, bug, twit, tease apart, intercept, cod, tantalize, tantalise, besiege, ride, rag, card, razz, hem in, pester, rally

  2. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumventverb

    surround so as to force to give up

    "The Turks besieged Vienna"

    Synonyms:
    fence, fudge, outfox, surround, palisade, dodge, tease, overreach, sidestep, hedge, put off, skirt, circumvent, badger, wall, parry, border, bug, fence in, besiege, beat, smother, outwit, elude, ring, outsmart, evade, duck, hem in, pester, environ

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  1. beleaguerverb

    Synonyms:
    besiege, invest, beset, lay siege to

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