Synonyms of assail in English:

assail

verb

  • 1 the army moved in to assail the enemy
    attack, assault, pounce on, set upon/about, fall on, charge, rush, storm
  • 2 she was assailed by doubts
    plague, torment, rack, beset, dog, trouble, disturb, worry, bedevil, nag, vex
  • 3 critics assailed the policy
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