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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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The Regan Administration's assult on the rights of government workers has a new target: political expression by their union officials.
Colin Williamson, 58, from Hebburn, was left blind after a serious assult 12 years ago.
A spokesman said: "For the first few days of last summer's assult on Gaza, MAP was the only UK charity to respond as bombs dropped around them.
However, if we spend pounds 30-40mI reckon we will be challenging for a top four place if not an assult on the big two.
The Central Criminal Court heard Moore had asked the woman for a cigarette before the assult.
The couple of Rudby Close, Yarm, were both found not guilty of actual bodily harm assult.
If the US did launch any sort of assult on Iran, including an attack by Israel which would require US co-operation, Mr Blair would face a choice between betraying his ally by condemning the move, or further alienating much of his own party by offering at least diplomatic support.
Armed with an Uzi assult rifle (purchased for $500 from a mail-order house in Nebraska), a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a 9-millimeter Browning pistol, James Oliver Huberty wiped out twenty-one men, women and children patronizing a McDonald's in San Ysidro, California.
Hyakutake's Seventeenth Army on Guadalcanal (October 1942) and with 43d Infantry Division on New Georgia (July 2-August 25, 1943); promoted to colonel (November 1943), fought in the bloody assult on Tarawa as commander of 2d Marines (reinforced) (November 20-24), and was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership in that bitter battle; as chief of staff, 2d Marine Division (December 1943) he took part in the capture of Saipan (June 15-July 13, 1944) and Tinian (July 21-August 10); returned to the U.