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Assail

Definition

[v] attack verbally, in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
[v] launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities with, as in warfare; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
[v] attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

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Antonyms

defend