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Assail

As`sail´   Pronunciation: ăs`sāl´
v. t.1.To attack with violence, or in a vehement and hostile manner; to assault; to molest; as, to assail a man with blows; to assail a city with artillery.
[imp. & p. p. Assailed (-sāld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Assailing.]
No storm can now assail
The charm he wears within.
- Keble.
2.To encounter or meet purposely with the view of mastering, as an obstacle, difficulty, or the like.
The thorny wilds the woodmen fierce assail.
- Pope.
3.To attack morally, or with a view to produce changes in the feelings, character, conduct, existing usages, institutions; to attack by words, hostile influence, etc.; as, to assail one with appeals, arguments, abuse, ridicule, and the like.
The papal authority . . . assailed.
- Hallam.
Verb1.assail - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
Synonyms: assault, set on, attack
2.assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
Synonyms: attack
3.assail - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
ambush, attack, blister, blitz, bushwhack, castigate, censure, come at, come down on, crack down on, criminate, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, descend on, descend upon, excoriate, fall on, fall upon, flay, fustigate, gang up on, go at, go for, harry, have at, hit, hit like lightning, implicate, impugn, incriminate, inculpate, involve, jump, land on, lash, lay at, lay hands on, lay into, light into, mug, pitch into, pounce upon, pound, roast, sail into, scarify, scathe, scorch, set on, set upon, skin alive, slash, strike, surprise, swoop down on, take the offensive, trounce, wade into
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