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assaults

noun
plural of assault

Synonyms & Antonyms of assaults

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the act of forcing a person to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse
  • attended a class teaching women self-defense against assault

Synonyms for assaults

Words Related to assaults

  • acquaintance rapes,
  • date rapes,
  • statutory rapes
  • gang rapes

assaults

verb
present tense third-person singular of assault

Synonyms & Antonyms of assaults (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
  • was registered as a sex offender after assaulting the victim

Synonyms for assaults

Words Related to assaults

  • date rapes
  • gang rapes
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“Assaults.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/assaults. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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