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Synonyms for assault

Synonyms for assault

to compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act

Synonyms for assault

a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

force (someone) to have sex against their will

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Postal Inspection Service employed 18 of the officers who were assaulted, and 12 of these officers were injured.
These results suggest that alcohol consumption by assaulters and the assaulted tend to co-occur.
September 12: Just one hour after the previous incident and one-and-a-half miles away, a 21-year-old woman is indecently assaulted.
The critical item for this study asked respondents to circle "yes" or "no" to the question, "Have you ever been PHYSICALLY assaulted while refereeing (including before or after the game)?
Any encounter where an officer was assaulted or killed transpired as an evolving scene that included the perceptions and interpretations of the officer and the offender.
The UCR Program's information on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted serves not only as the basis of the annual LEOKA publication, but also as a rich source of data for those who study the problems of officer deaths and assaults.
A year later Honora Conway, the pregnant wife of a faction leader, was assaulted by four members of the Kearney faction.
According to the new figures, an average of nearly nine correctional peace officers and staff are assaulted every day inside California prisons -- up from an earlier average of five a day.
That woman managed to break free and escape before she was sexually assaulted, deputies said.
The ability to assess a threat will prompt officers to use necessary force in a timely manner when they are about to be assaulted and discourage unnecessary force when seizing an uncooperative, but nonthreatening, subject.
According to the court, allegations that jail conditions such as a lack of locks on cell doors resulted in the plaintiffs being assaulted by their fellow prisoners, stated a claim for an Eighth Amendment violation.
The teamsters assaulted my sister and I while we were engaging in a peaceful exercise of our first amendment rights," Don Adams said.
The woman knew one of her attackers, who were still on the loose Friday afternoon, and had been physically assaulted by one of them before, investigators said.
Over the past several years, FBI researchers have investigated cases where law enforcement officers were seriously assaulted.