Synonyms of assault in English:



  • 1 he assaulted a police officer
    attack, hit, strike, punch, beat up, thump;
    informal clout, wallop, belt, clobber, hammer, bop, sock, deck, slug, plug, lay into, do over, rough up
    literary smite
  • 2 they regrouped to assault the hill
    attack, assail, pounce on, set upon, strike, fall on, swoop on, rush, storm, besiege
  • 3 he has no memory of assaulting the victim
    rape, sexually assault, molest
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  • 1 he was charged with assault
    battery, violence;
    sexual assault, rape
  • 2 an assault on the city
    attack, strike, onslaught, offensive, charge, push, thrust, invasion, bombardment, sortie, incursion, raid, blitz, campaign
    informal beatdown
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