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Synonyms of assault in English:


  • 1 he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer
    hit, strike, physically attack, aim blows at, slap, smack, beat, thrash, spank, thump, thwack, punch, cuff, swat, knock, rap;
    pummel, pound, batter, pelt, welt;
    cane, lash, whip, club, cudgel, box someone's ears
    informal clout, wallop, belt, whack, bash, clobber, bop, biff, sock, deck, slug, plug, knock about/around, knock into the middle of next week, lay into, do over, rough up
    Australian/New Zealand informal quilt
    literary smite
  • 2 they left their position to assault the hill
    attack, make an assault on, launch an attack on, assail, pounce on, set upon, launch oneself at, strike at, fall on, swoop on, rush, storm, besiege
  • 3 police believe that he first assaulted then murdered her
    rape, sexually assault, molest, interfere with
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  • 1 he was charged with assault
    violent act, physical attack;
    sexual assault, sexual misconduct, molesting, sexual interference, rape;
  • 2 troops began an assault on the city
    attack, strike, onslaught, offensive, storming, charge, drive, push, thrust, invasion, bombardment, sortie, sally, foray, incursion, raid, act of war, act of aggression, blitz, campaign
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