Synonyms of assault


1. assault, battle, conflict, fight, engagement

usage: close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

2. assault, attack, attempt

usage: a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

3. Assault

usage: thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946

4. rape, violation, assault, ravishment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sex crime, sex offense

usage: the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will


1. assail, assault, set on, attack

usage: attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

2. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, assail, assault, set on, attack

usage: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

3. attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

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Definition and meaning of assault (Dictionary)