Textual thesaurus for "assault"

(noun) rape, ravishment, violation

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

(noun) Assault

thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946

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

attack in speech or writing

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

(verb) set on, assail, attack

attack someone physically or emotionally

The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly

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

force (someone) to have sex against their will

The woman was raped on her way home at night