Textual thesaurus for "Assault"

(noun) assault

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

(noun) rape, ravishment, assault, violation

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

(noun) assault

close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

(verb) snipe, round, assail, assault, attack, lash out

attack in speech or writing

The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

(verb) set on, assail, assault, attack

attack someone physically or emotionally

The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly

(verb) violate, rape, ravish, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage

force (someone) to have sex against their will

The woman was raped on her way home at night