Synonyms of assault in English:

assault


See definition of assault

verb

1‘he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer’

SYNONYMS

hit, strike, physically attack, aim blows at, slap, smack, beat, thrash, spank, thump, thwack, punch, cuff, swat, knock, rap

pummel, pound, batter, pelt, welt

cane, lash, whip, club, cudgel, box someone's ears

informal clout, wallop, belt, whack, bash, clobber, bop, biff, sock, deck, slug, plug, knock about, knock around, knock into the middle of next week, lay into, do over, rough up

NZ Australian informal quilt

literary smite

2‘they left their position to assault the hill’

SYNONYMS

attack, make an assault on, launch an attack on, assail, pounce on, set upon, launch oneself at, strike at, fall on, swoop on, rush, storm, besiege

3‘police believe that he first assaulted then murdered her’

SYNONYMS

rape, sexually assault, molest, interfere with


noun

1‘he was charged with assault’

SYNONYMS

violence, physical violence, battery, mugging, actual bodily harm, ABH

violent act, physical attack

sexual assault, sexual misconduct, molesting, sexual interference, rape

British grievous bodily harm, GBH

2‘troops began an assault on the city’

SYNONYMS

attack, strike, onslaught, offensive, storming, charge, drive, push, thrust, invasion, bombardment, sortie, sally, foray, incursion, raid, act of war, act of aggression, blitz, campaign