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British English: /əˈsɔːlt/
, /əˈsɒlt/
American English: /əˈsɔlt/

Translation of assault in French:


  • 1 (Law) (on person)
    (sexual) agression (f) sexuelle (on sur)
  • 2 (gen) (Military) (attack)
    assaut (m) (on de)
    air/ground assault
    assaut aérien/terrestre
    to make an assault on
    monter à l'assaut de (fortress, town)
    attaquer (troops)
    to make an assault on a record (Sport)
    essayer de battre un record
    before n (troops, weapon, ship)
  • 3 [figurative] (criticism) (on belief, theory, shortcoming)
    attaque (f) (on de)
    (on person, organisation, reputation) atteinte (f) (on à)
    to make an assault on
    attaquer (policy, supposition)

transitive verb

  • 1 (Law)
    agresser (person)
    to be indecently assaulted
    être victime d'une agression sexuelle
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