assaulted Definition

  • 1make a physical attack on
  • 2threaten someone verbally or physically

Using assaulted: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "assaulted" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was assaulted by a group of teenagers.

  • Example

    She felt assaulted by his aggressive behavior.

  • Example

    The victim was brutally assaulted and left unconscious.

assaulted Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for assaulted

Origins of assaulted

from Old French 'assaut', meaning 'attack'


Summary: assaulted in Brief

'Assaulted' [əˈsɔːltɪd] means to make a physical attack on someone or to threaten them verbally or physically. It is often used in the context of violent crimes, such as 'The victim was brutally assaulted and left unconscious.' Synonyms include 'attack,' 'hit,' 'strike,' 'beat,' and 'punch.' Formal alternatives include 'aggress' and 'molest,' while informal alternatives include 'jump,' 'beat up,' and 'rough up.'