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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Mr Spellar said: "An assault on a police officer is an assault on society and more needs to be done to keep them safe.
Ex-radio presenter Roy Norry, 55, of Connah's Quay, faces six charges of indecent assault on a male, one charge of serious sexual assault and one charge of attempted serious sexual assault.
Edward Julian Huxley, 69, of Maidenhead, faces two counts of indecent assault.
Oliver is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a belt), three counts each of assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child, kidnapping of a child and permitting an assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.
The intent of this event was to bring awareness and education to the forefront of our minds so we can prevent sexual assault from taking place.
Expanded information regarding aggravated assault is available in the following tables:
was the time frame in which most officer assaults occurred, accounting for 15.
LANCASTER -- A state prison inmate linked by DNA evidence to a series of violent sexual assaults in Lancaster in 2003 has been ordered to stand trial on charges he assaulted four women, shot a fifth and was defied by a sixth who managed to call 911 on her cell phone despite his threats to kill her and her child.
Underreporting of sexual assault incidents and victims' hesitation to seek help remain top concerns.
Distal influences are far removed from the assault and include personality characteristics, attitudes, past experiences, and patterns of alcohol use.
BETWEEN THE LINES: The arguments for extending the so-called assault weapons ban were as specious as those used when it was implemented: cosmetic, symbolic and blatantly fraudulent.
Because of the intimacy inherent in a camp environment, news of a sexual assault is bound to spread.
SASKATOON -- A Crown prosecutor, a therapist and a Saskatoon police officer have all been found liable for malicious prosecution of 12 members of a Saskatchewan family that were charged with sexual assault of three foster children in the early 1990's.
She called out for her husband who immediately phoned the police, and within an hour the local authorities bad arrived to arrest Garcia on a sexual assault charge.
There, by McCulloch's count, the charge of sexual assault resulted in the execution of some twenty men, along with the imprisonment and flogging of another two hundred.