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assail

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  • verbattack, usually with words
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Synonyms for assail

verb attack, usually with words
  • bash
  • berate
  • blast
  • criticize
  • impugn
  • lambaste
  • revile
  • trash
  • vilify
  • abuse
  • assault
  • beset
  • blister
  • bust
  • charge
  • encounter
  • invade
  • malign
  • maltreat
  • molest
  • come at
  • have at
  • lay into
  • set upon
  • work over

Antonyms for assail

  • compliment
  • praise
  • uphold
  • exonerate
  • help
  • let go
  • protect
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to assail

aggress

verb. attack
  • assail
  • assault
  • beset
  • charge
  • fight
  • go at
  • have at
  • lunge at
  • quarrel
  • storm
  • strike

ambush

verb. lie in wait; attack

ambushed

verb. lie in wait; attack

ambushes

verb. lie in wait; attack

assault

verb. attack

assaulted

verb. attack
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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