"assaulted" in the verb sense
1. assail, assault, set on, attack
attack someone physically or emotionally
"The mugger assaulted the woman"
"Nightmares assailed him regularly"
2. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage
force (someone) to have sex against their will
"The woman was raped on her way home at night"
3. attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault
attack in speech or writing
"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
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