Synonyms for assault

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : uh-sawlt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈsɔlt

Top 10 synonyms for assault Other synonyms for the word assault

Définition of assault

Origin :
  • late 14c., earlier asaut (c.1200), from Old French asaut, assaut "an attack, an assault, attacking forces" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *adsaltus "attack, assault," from ad "to" (see ad-) + Latin saltus "a leap," from salire "to leap, spring" (see assail). In law by 1580s; historically, assault includes menacing words or actions; battery is an actual blow.
  • noun attack
  • verb attack
Example sentences :
  • It was more like abduction complicated with assault and battery.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Nor is there in this view any assault upon the court or the judges.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Next day the assault was repeated, but again without success.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • Now, with strong reinforcements, he is preparing for a third assault.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • How can you swear, then, that the prisoner made the assault?
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The machine was completed, and the ensuing morning fixed for the assault.
  • Extract from : « Maid Marian » by Thomas Love Peacock
  • He knew he could defend himself from any assault the crew might make in that condition.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • During the assault the French lost 700 and the Americans 240 killed.
  • Extract from : « The History of the First West India Regiment » by A. B. Ellis
  • In the assault like the eagle at the fall of rivers thou wert.
  • Extract from : « Y Gododin » by Aneurin
  • This is the initial symptom of the complaint, and may lead to the commission of assault.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel

Antonyms for assault

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