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synonyms for assail

  • 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
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antonyms for assail

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  • compliment
  • praise
  • uphold
  • exonerate
  • help
  • let go
  • protect
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use assail in a sentence

Cordell Hull, the congressman known as the “father” of the income tax, assailed the decision, according to scholar Marjorie Kornhauser.
THE SECRET IRS FILES: TROVE OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN RECORDS REVEAL HOW THE WEALTHIEST AVOID INCOME TAXBY JESSE EISINGER, JEFF ERNSTHAUSEN AND PAUL KIELJUNE 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
Certainly, the past year alone has assailed each of us with the fear of covid infection, loneliness, the death of loved ones and sickening instances of racial and ethnic injustice.
CHEER YOURSELF UP WITH LIGHT COMEDIES FROM ANOTHER ERAMICHAEL DIRDAMARCH 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ahead of the vote, GOP lawmakers assailed the legislation as a defund-the-police effort.
HOUSE PASSES EXPANSIVE POLICING OVERHAUL BILL NAMED IN HONOR OF GEORGE FLOYDFELICIA SONMEZ, COLBY ITKOWITZMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She felt the temptation assail her, as of late it had been assailing her faintly, to explore this territory.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
The bishop and his episcopals can not be hair-brained enough to seek to restore old conditions and assail our liberty.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
They did not understand this manouvre, and supposed it to signify that the lieutenant did not deem it prudent to assail them.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Without waiting for them to assail him, the youth dashed forward like a panther at bay.
THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
If he wheeled about to assail the buck he was without a single weapon, while the Sioux was doubly armed.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
The partizans of abolition could assail the system at its foundation.
THE HISTORY OF TASMANIA , VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN WEST
Have faith in the immortality of the soul, which no pain, no mortal disease, can assail or touch!'
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
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WORDS RELATED TO ASSAIL

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