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  • verbsurround; assault
  • verbbother

synonyms for besiege

  • beleaguer
  • beset
  • blockade
  • encircle
  • hem in
  • trap
  • assail
  • attack
  • confine
  • congregate
  • encompass
  • environ
  • invest
  • come at from all sides
  • lay siege to
  • shut in
  • work on
  • work over
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antonyms for besiege

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  • let go
  • leave alone
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How to use besiege in a sentence

When the rebels met with the besieged king in London, they demanded the statute repealed.
PANDEMICS HAVE LONG CREATED LABOR SHORTAGES. HERE’S WHY.SPENCER STRUBJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I’ll be besieging you with reminders in this space in the coming months.
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1438: THE OLD COLLEGE TRYPAT MYERSMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, ended the immediate violence, the most pressing need for a territory that had been besieged by Israeli airstrikes for 11 days.
THE FIGHTING IN GAZA IS OVER. THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS ISN’T.JEN KIRBYMAY 21, 2021VOX
“Godzilla,” meanwhile, has grossed more than $235 million overseas — nearly a third of that in China — suggesting that the appetite for theatrical moviegoing abroad, at least in places not besieged by covid-19, is strong.
‘GODZILLA VS. KONG’ IS THE FIRST FILM ‘HIT’ OF THE VACCINE ERA. BUT THAT ERA STILL CONTAINS PLENTY OF CLOUDINESS.STEVEN ZEITCHIKAPRIL 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Already besieged by a viral threat from without, we feared we were now at war with some other invader within.
THE SURPRISINGLY ELUSIVE DEFINITION OF ‘LIFE’JACOB BROGANMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So crazy, they even besieged the pilots when they went into the bathroom.
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And I will make a circle round about thee, and I will cast up a rampart against thee, and raise up bulwarks to besiege thee.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
One is that the English should have gone so far out of their way as to besiege Dunaverty so zealously, or at all.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Towards the end of March 1312 he was preparing to besiege Berwick with an unusually large force.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
He was able to invade the latter country in force, and to besiege the city of Urmi for some weeks in the early seventies.
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