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Synonyms for assail

Synonyms for (verb) assail

Synonyms: snipe, round, assail, assault, attack, lash out Definition: attack in speech or writing Usage: The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free

Synonyms: assail, attack Definition: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with Usage: Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II; Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week

Similar words: fight, contend, struggle Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country