assault (Meaning)

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assault (n)

close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

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

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the crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will

Wordnet

assault (v)

attack someone physically or emotionally

force (someone) to have sex against their will

attack in speech or writing

Webster

assault (n.)

A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.

A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.

An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat another, accompanied by a degree of violence, but without touching his person, as by lifting the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or by striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes effect, it is a battery.

To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces.

To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures; to assail; as, to assault a reputation or an administration.

assault Sentence Examples

  1. The unprovoked assault left him with a broken nose and fractured ribs.
  2. The assailant was arrested for the vicious assault on the innocent bystander.
  3. She filed charges against her ex-boyfriend for the physical assault she endured.
  4. The military launched a surprise assault on the enemy's stronghold.
  5. Verbal assaults can be just as damaging as physical ones, leaving lasting emotional scars.
  6. The city was shaken by a series of brutal assaults on elderly residents.
  7. The security guard intervened to prevent the assault from escalating further.
  8. The survivor bravely recounted the details of the assault to the police in hopes of bringing the perpetrator to justice.
  9. The community rallied together to support the victim of the assault, offering comfort and assistance.
  10. He faced serious consequences for his role in the assault, including imprisonment and a permanent criminal record.

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The unprovoked assault left him with a broken nose and fractured ribs.

The assailant was arrested for the vicious assault on the innocent bystander.

She filed charges against her ex-boyfriend for the physical assault she endured.

The military launched a surprise assault on the enemy's stronghold.