Synonyms for (verb) besiege

Synonyms: besiege

Definition: harass, as with questions or requests

Usage: The press photographers besieged the movie star

Similar words: insist, importune

Definition: beg persistently and urgently

Usage: I importune you to help them


Synonyms: beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, surround, hem in

Definition: surround so as to force to give up

Usage: The Turks besieged Vienna

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: besiege

Definition: cause to feel distressed or worried

Usage: She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged

Similar words: distress

Definition: cause mental pain to

Usage: The news of her child's illness distressed the mother