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Synonyms for beset
bɪˈsɛt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)

    annoy continually or chronically

    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, harry, kick up, provoke, hassle, set upon, chevy, chivy, kindle, harass, arouse, enkindle, evoke, call forth, molest, elicit, incrust, encrust, chivvy, ravage, chevvy, plague, blight, fire, raise

  2. beset, set upon(verb)

    assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"

    Synonyms:
    chevvy, molest, set upon, hassle, harass, chivy, plague, provoke, chevy, incrust, encrust, harry, chivvy

  3. encrust, incrust, beset(verb)

    decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

    Synonyms:
    chevvy, chivvy, molest, encrust, hassle, harass, chivy, plague, provoke, chevy, set upon, harry, incrust

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beset(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, assault, attack, attack, beleaguer, 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. beset

    Synonyms:
    hem, surround, environ, encircle, besiege, beleaguer, embarrass

    Antonyms:
    liberate, abandon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beset(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surround, encompass, environ, encircle, enclose, besiege, hem in

  2. beset(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    embarrass, perplex, entangle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beset(v)

    Synonyms:
    besiege, obsess, beleaguer, environ, encompass, perplex, harass

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    harassed, plagued, prey, besieged

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How to use beset in a sentence?

  1. Andy Sullivan:

    The market has been beset with worries and actually things are not so bad, although the start of the Q3 results have been messy, there are enough positive signs on earnings growth to keep markets positive. The world is not ending, things are more or less on track.

  2. Julian Emanuel:

    When you look at the first five months of the year it has been an emotional roller coaster that has been beset with investor cognitive errors, most glaring of which was discounting the recession that never happened in January and February.

  3. Henry Miller:

    What we all hope in reaching for a book, is to meet a man of our own heart, to experience tragedies and delights which we ourselves lack the courage to invite, to dream dreams which will render life more hallucinating, perhaps also to discover a philosophy of life which will make us more adequate in meeting the trials and ordeals which beset us. To merely add to our store of knowledge or improve our culture, whatever that may mean, seems worthless to me.

  4. RJ Intindola:

    When beset with doubt in troubled times, and those about you will understand if you come unglued, stay the ground and face the challenge. Fore when you stand alone to confront life's highest mountains, the next shall be easier to climb.


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