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1. assault

noun. ['əˈsɔlt'] close fighting during the culmination of a military attack.

Synonyms

  • onset
  • engagement
  • storm
  • onrush
  • conflict
  • fight
  • attack
  • battle
  • resisting arrest

Antonyms

  • clean
  • reverent
  • humane
  • civilized

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Example sentences of the word sexual-assault


1. Noun Phrase
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, sexual assault happens to a woman in America every two minutes.

2. Noun Phrase
Single travelers are most likely to be the victims of violent crime, sexual assault and theft.

3. Noun Phrase
At worst, this harassment can progress to sexual assault or rape.

4. Noun Phrase
* Worker experiences sexual assault, family violence or stalking.

2. assault

verb. ['əˈsɔlt'] attack someone physically or emotionally.

Synonyms

  • dishonor
  • molest
  • profane
  • savage
  • attack
  • set
  • ravish
  • reassail
  • blindside
  • sic
  • desecrate
  • bait
  • violate
  • outrage
  • bulldog
  • set on
  • jump
  • rush
  • assail
  • rape
  • beset
  • set upon

Antonyms

  • finish
  • evolution
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

3. assault

noun. ['əˈsɔlt'] a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped.

Synonyms

  • mugging
  • assault and battery
  • attempt
  • attack
  • battery

Antonyms

  • fame
  • esteem
  • repute
  • accept

4. assault

verb. ['əˈsɔlt'] attack in speech or writing.

Synonyms

  • whang
  • abuse
  • shout
  • scald
  • round
  • attack
  • whip
  • criticize
  • rubbish
  • claw
  • knock
  • vitriol
  • rip
  • criticise
  • clapperclaw
  • pick apart
  • lash out
  • blister
  • assail
  • barrage
  • blackguard
  • snipe

Antonyms

  • tame
  • nonviolent
  • defend
  • refrain

5. assault

noun. ['əˈsɔlt'] the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will.

Synonyms

  • rape
  • carnal abuse
  • ravishment
  • violation
  • sexual abuse
  • sex crime
  • statutory rape
  • sex offense
  • date rape

Antonyms

  • heavenly
  • sacred
  • pious
  • unworldly

6. assault

verb. ['əˈsɔlt'] force (someone) to have sex against their will.

Synonyms

  • ravish
  • set on
  • rape
  • assail
  • dishonor
  • gang-rape
  • violate
  • attack
  • outrage

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize

7. sexual

adjective. ['ˈsɛkʃuːəl'] having or involving sex.

Synonyms

  • intersexual
  • unisexual
  • sexuality
  • gender
  • sexed

Antonyms

  • homosexual
  • male
  • maleness
  • femaleness

Etymology

  • sexualis (Latin)

8. sexual

adjective. ['ˈsɛkʃuːəl'] involved in a sexual relationship.

Synonyms

  • intimate

Antonyms

  • heterosexual
  • bisexual

Etymology

  • sexualis (Latin)
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