Synonyms and Antonyms of besiege
1 to surround (as a fortified place) with armed forces for the purpose of capturing or preventing commerce and communication armies besieged the city for six months before it finally surrendered Synonyms of besiege beleaguer, blockade, invest, leaguer [archaic] Words Related to besiege barricade, block, cut off, dam, encircle; assail, assault, attack, beset; confine, insulate, isolate, quarantine Phrases lay siege to Near Antonyms of besiege emancipate, free, liberate, release, rescue
2 to cause persistent suffering to a family besieged by worries about the faltering economy Synonyms of besiege agonize, anguish, bedevil, beset, afflict, curse, excruciate, harrow, persecute, plague, rack, torment, tortureWords Related to besiege assail, attack; badger, dog, hound, pursue, ride; aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, distress, disturb, exasperate, gall, get, grate, gripe, hagride, harass, harry, irk, irritate, molest, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, vex; discomfort, discompose, disquiet, fluster, grieve, perturb, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry; crush, oppress, overpower, overwhelm, smite, strike, tyrannize, victimize; hurt, pain, pang, prick, smart, stab, sting, wring; martyrNear Antonyms of besiege abet, aid, assist, help; deliver, release, relieve, reprieve; comfort, console, content, quiet, solace, soothe, succor
3 to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner bereaved parents continued to besiege the president with pleas to end the war Synonyms of besiege appeal (to), beseech, beg, conjure, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, petition, plead (to), pray, solicit, supplicateWords Related to besiege bludge [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, requireNear Antonyms of besiege hint, imply, intimate, suggest; appease, conciliate, gratify, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content, quiet
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