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Meaning of word assault from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

assault   noun

Meaning : Close fighting during the culmination of a military attack.

Meaning : A threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped.

Meaning : Thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946.

Meaning : The crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will.

Synonyms : rape, ravishment, violation

Translation in other languages :

किसी के साथ उसकी इच्छा के विरुद्ध किया जानेवाला बलपूर्वक सम्भोग।

बलात्कार की सजा मृत्युदण्ड होनी चाहिए।
प्रमाथ, बलात्कार, बलात्सङ्ग, रेप, सतीत्व हरण, सतीत्वहरण, हठ संभोग

assault   verb

Meaning : Attack someone physically or emotionally.

Example : The mugger assaulted the woman.
Nightmares assailed him regularly.

Synonyms : assail, attack, set on

Meaning : Force (someone) to have sex against their will.

Example : The woman was raped on her way home at night.

Synonyms : dishonor, dishonour, outrage, rape, ravish, violate

Meaning : Attack in speech or writing.

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

Synonyms : assail, attack, lash out, round, snipe