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Synonyms for besiege
bɪˈsidʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent(verb)

    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, beat, smother, outwit, elude, ring, outsmart, evade, beleaguer, duck, hem in, pester, environ

  2. besiege(verb)

    cause to feel distressed or worried

    "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"

    Synonyms:
    beleaguer, hem in, circumvent, surround

  3. besiege(verb)

    harass, as with questions or requests

    "The press photographers besieged the movie star"

    Synonyms:
    beleaguer, hem in, circumvent, surround

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. besiege(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, beset, 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. besiege

    Synonyms:
    beset, beleaguer, sit, invest

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. besiege(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surround (with a military force), beset, beleaguer, invest, lay siege to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. besiege(v)

    Synonyms:
    obsess, environ, beset, beleaguer, encompass

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    besieging, besieges, sieged, enclose, surround, siege, cordon

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