Definition of Assault:

  1. Intentional or reckless threatening act that causes a person to reasonably fear for life or safety. Actual physical harm or even physical contact is not necessary to constitute an assault; pointing of a gun, dagger, or a sharp object, for example, is an act of assault. However, words alone are insufficient to constitute an assault. See also threat.

  2. Make a physical attack on.

  3. A concerted attempt to do something demanding.

  4. A physical attack.

Synonyms of Assault

Violence, Physical violence, Battery, Mugging, Abuse, Aggravated assault, Aggression, Ambush, Amphibious attack, Armed assault, Assail, Assailing, Assailment, Attack, Banzai attack, Barbarize, Batter, Battering, Battery, Bear, Bear upon, Beat up, Beating, Berating, Beset, Bitter words, Blackening, Blitz, Blitzkrieg, Boost, Breakthrough, Bruise, Brutalize, Buck, Bull, Bulldoze, Bump, Bump against, Bunt, Burn, Bushwhack, Butcher, Butchery, Butt, Butt against, Carry on, Censure, Charge, Citation, Come at, Come down on, Contumely, Counterattack, Counteroffensive, Coup de main, Crack down on, Cram, Crippling attack, Crowd, Dead set at, Descend on, Descend upon, Descent on, Destroy, Diatribe, Dig, Disorderliness, Diversion, Diversionary attack, Drive, Elbow, Execration, Fall on, Fall upon, Flank attack, Force, Forcible seizure, Frontal attack, Gang up on, Gas attack, Go at, Go for, Go on, Goad, Hammer, Hard words, Harm, Harry, Have at, Head-on attack, Hit, Hit like lightning, Hold-up, Hurtle, Hustle, Implication, Impugnment, Incrimination, Inculpation, Incursion, Infiltration, Invasion, Invective, Involvement, Jab, Jam, Jawing, Jeremiad, Jog, Joggle, Jolt, Jostle, Jump, Killing, Land on, Lay at, Lay hands on, Lay into, Lay waste, Laying waste, Light into, Lightning attack, Lightning war, Loot, Looting, Mass attack, Massacre, Maul, Megadeath, Molest, Molestation, Mug, Mugging, Nudge, Obstreperousness, Offense, Offensive, Onset, Onslaught, Overkill, Panzer warfare, Philippic, Pile drive, Pillage, Pillaging, Pitch into, Poke, Pounce upon, Pound, Press, Prod, Punch, Push, Rage, Raid, Ram, Ram down, Ramp, Rampage, Rant, Rape, Rating, Rattle, Rave, Revilement, Riot, Rioting, Roar, Ruin, Run, Run against, Run at, Rush, Sack, Sacking, Sail into, Sally, Savage, Screed, Set on, Set upon, Shake, Shock tactics, Shoulder, Shove, Slaughter, Smite, Sortie, Sow chaos, Sowing with salt, Storm, Stress, Strike, Surprise, Swoop down on, Take the offensive, Tamp, Tear, Tear around, Terrorize, Thrust, Tirade, Tongue-lashing, Unprovoked assault, Unruliness, Vandalize, Vilification, Violate, Violation, Vituperation, Wade into, Wreck, Hit, Strike, Physically attack, Aim blows at, Slap, Smack, Beat, Thrash, Spank, Thump, Thwack, Punch, Cuff, Swat, Knock, Rap

How to use Assault in a sentence?

  1. A winter assault on Mt. Everest.
  2. He pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer.
  3. His imprisonment for an assault on the film director.

Meaning of Assault & Assault Definition