Synonyms for Assault:
n.incursion, campaign, advance, mission, skirmish, struggle, pitched battle. sensation, crime, sense, perceive, perception, keen, kinaesthetic, acute, distinguish. harangue, have at, denunciation, light into, quibble, pitch into, reproach, talking to, go at, criticism, remonstrance, fall on, sail into, lecture, diatribe. thresh, drub, salvo, smash, pounding, thrash, baste, tanning, belabor, lambaste, pummel, swoop, counterattack, beat, buffet, clobber. go for, force, ambush, mug, come at, fly at, strike at. armoury, arms, ammo, armed, armaments, ammunition, onset, onrush, arsenal, offensive, artillery, Assailment, armory, attempt. go, effort, chase, push, stand, trial run, try. •assault (noun)
offensive, invasion, invade, fall on, strike, raid, mug, abuse, bombard, molestation, storm, onslaught, attack, go for, HIT, charge, incursion.
foray, advance, tirade, riot, storm, onslaught, combat, spasm, furor, warfare, battle, siege, bombardment, offense, offensive, strike, aggression, war, incursion, outbreak, bloodshed, invasion, thrust, charge, violation, barrage, raid, sortie, onset.
destructiveness, insurrection, brawl, brutishness, abuse, vehemence, barbarity, intensity, broil, inhumanity, rage, ferocity, fury, thuggery, terrorism, wildness, atrocity, uproar, brutality, violence, attack, vandalism, torture, fierceness, fight, turmoil, fracas, savagery, commotion, outrage, frenzy.
go for, flay, bombard, pound, abuse, scorch, batter, scarify, savage, lunge, violate, trounce, harry, hammer, assail, light into, scathe, invade, slash, lash.
pounding, kinaesthetic, go for, pitched battle, tanning, salvo, perceive, ambush, campaign, onrush, skirmish, push, arms, counterattack, Assailment, clobber, distinguish. come at, drub, mug, perception, lambaste, swoop, ammunition, sensation, armory, keen, mission, pummel, belabor, armed, arsenal, artillery. buffet, attempt, strike at. sense, thrash, baste, thresh. smash, acute, fall on. beat. •aggress
come at, go for, light into.
Usage examples for assault
After a second assault I rested, greatly astonished that the count had not interrupted our pleasures. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt