Intentionally or recklessly causing someone to believe that s/he is about to suffer a battery (violence). Assault can be committed by actions or by threatening words.

Explanation attempts (233)

28 Oct 2012 17:01
quote A physical attack resulting in damage to the victim. unquote
28 Oct 2012 19:25
quote To hurt somebody against their will unquote
29 Oct 2012 17:27
quote An attack, verbal or physical, on a person. unquote
29 Oct 2012 21:01
quote When an individual attacks another aggressively causing bodily harm. unquote
30 Oct 2012 09:01
quote IS BEING ATTACKED unquote
30 Oct 2012 21:04
quote Physical violence committed by one person to another. unquote
31 Oct 2012 10:04
quote To have caused harm against another person/persons intentionally unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:03
quote An attack on a person unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:41
quote A physical attack or action against somebody else which is seen as a criminal offence. unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:59
quote When somebody attacks somebody else, this is mainly physical. unquote
31 Oct 2012 20:29
quote i think this means when you have been physically attacked unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:28
quote To hurt someone and have the true intention to do so both physically / mentally / financially unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:40
quote Violation of a person's human rights by physical or emotional attack. unquote
1 Nov 2012 22:13
quote to provoke another person unquote
21 Nov 2012 08:22
quote Hands on unquote
12 Nov 2013 16:37
quote When a person attacks another physically, but without a weapon. It could be pre-meditated, reactionary, or self defence. unquote
13 Nov 2013 00:33
quote Attacking someone using physical violence and leaving visible marks such as bruising, broken bones etc. unquote
14 Nov 2013 20:44
quote An assault is any unwanted attention from another person. This could be in terms of sexual, or violent assault, and can range from how serious it is. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:03
quote A violent attack from somebody unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:41
quote Deliberately causing physical or mental harm to a person, unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:47
quote Attacking another person with intent of injury unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:55
quote Causing physical harm to another person, unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:58
quote An attack on another person, usually through physical action unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:18
quote To attack someone, physically,mentally or sexually. unquote
15 Nov 2013 08:44
quote A physical attack on a person. Can be a charge. unquote
15 Nov 2013 20:17
quote Violently attacking someone unquote
16 Nov 2013 16:15
quote When someone attacks someone or something unquote
16 Nov 2013 18:12
quote Attacking or causing harm to another person unquote
17 Nov 2013 10:44
quote Assault can be various acts. GBH is an example of assault that involves harm physically caused to another individual and is what the term is mostly considered to mean however a person can be assaulted verbally. Sexual assault is another example. unquote
17 Nov 2013 10:57
quote A mild or one off form of abuse (physical, sexual, verbal) unquote
17 Nov 2013 12:21
quote Is not necessarily physical - assault includes being abusive to someone verbally or physically - it is not the same as battery unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:19
quote A crime. Threatening to physically attack or harm someone. unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:22
quote when you are physically hurt by a person unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:29
quote Assault is an intentional attack on another person, that is usually un-provoked. unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:13
quote to verbally attack people unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:37
quote htting someone/physical harm, or verbal abuse unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:10
quote A term meaning to attack someone or something. unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:50
quote when someone attacks another person. unquote
18 Nov 2013 20:03
quote When a person or persons personal space is attacked verbally or physically. unquote
18 Nov 2013 22:02
quote An attract against a person unquote
19 Nov 2013 23:24
quote to attack some one physically or mentally unquote
30 Oct 2014 15:38
quote Causing physical harm to another being unquote
30 Oct 2014 15:58
quote To physically attack or offend someone unquote
30 Oct 2014 18:11
quote Having been subject to a physical or verbal or emotional attack that has in some way caused some damage unquote
31 Oct 2014 18:12
quote An assault is when someone physically attacks another person causing them harm. unquote
3 Nov 2014 17:07
quote Assault is an attack on somebody else which does not have to be physical. unquote
3 Nov 2014 20:26
quote Physical violence towards anyone unquote
3 Nov 2014 23:02
quote Being physically injured by a person unquote
4 Nov 2014 13:50
quote When a person has been attacked either sexually, physically or mentally to the point it has caused damage to that person. It is intentional damage and can happen to anyone unquote
4 Nov 2014 16:16
quote Violent and aggressive physical action causing harm to another person or persons unquote
4 Nov 2014 19:25
quote Unprovoked attack (by unprovoked I mean you weren't hit first) unquote
4 Nov 2014 19:43
quote Causing physical or emotional harm to another person. unquote
4 Nov 2014 19:58
quote When someone has been physically hurt by another person unquote
5 Nov 2014 12:35
quote If you have assaulted someone you have physically attack them and tried to a use them harm. unquote
5 Nov 2014 13:10
quote To cause deliberate harm and therefore pain to someone trough force unquote
5 Nov 2014 13:18
quote Threatening someone with violence, yet not causing harm. unquote
5 Nov 2014 16:30
quote To threaten a person to the point where they feel under credible danger unquote
5 Nov 2014 16:34
quote When someone purposely harms another person in a violent way unquote
6 Nov 2014 20:39
quote when someone physically hits another or attempts to unquote
7 Nov 2014 10:45
quote threatening and/or attacking someone with intent to harm unquote
7 Nov 2014 12:05
quote To attack someone unquote
7 Nov 2014 16:32
quote to cause or attempt to cause physical harm to someone and to actually mean to do it unquote
7 Nov 2014 18:15
quote Causing bodily harm to another person unquote
7 Nov 2014 19:01
quote Attacking someone. Assault is a very vague term as your can have physical assault, sexual assault etc. unquote
7 Nov 2014 20:38
quote It means a violent act upon someone unquote
7 Nov 2014 20:44
quote An attack by an individual/group of people on another. unquote
7 Nov 2014 21:51
quote Physically or verbally harming another person unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:00
quote fighting someone or otherwise messing them up somehow, for example punching someone in the face unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:13
quote An injury/physical attack made towards a person in a manner that is inappropriate or exceeds the level of physicality needed in the situation. unquote
8 Nov 2014 11:37
quote A physical attack unquote
8 Nov 2014 13:57
quote When someone hits you unquote
8 Nov 2014 14:13
quote To physically harm someone. Although in the general sense you can verbally assault someone I would imagine in the criminal law system this only applies to physical actions. This is more than just to touch someone without consent, it is to actually hurt someone in some way. unquote
8 Nov 2014 14:20
quote When you have been attacked unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:01
quote Harming another person physically. unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:39
quote To be physically or verbally attacked unquote
8 Nov 2014 21:29
quote Violence to someone unquote
8 Nov 2014 22:34
quote Hurting, attacking a person. unquote
9 Nov 2014 12:14
quote An assault is an attack on another. There are different types including GBH and ABH. unquote
9 Nov 2014 14:42
quote A physical or mental attack on another person that is punishable by time in prison. There are different versions of assault, for example physical assualt by one person on another in a public place. unquote
9 Nov 2014 19:36
quote The act of doing harm to someone. unquote
10 Nov 2014 11:22
quote the offence that has been committed, can be physical in some cases but not always unquote
10 Nov 2014 14:37
quote A physical attack on another citizen/citizens without any condoning reason behind said attack. unquote
10 Nov 2014 14:54
quote violence towards a person unquote
10 Nov 2014 15:41
quote Being physically harmed by another person/persons unquote
10 Nov 2014 16:07
quote Physical or psychological abuse unquote
10 Nov 2014 16:37
quote An act of violence by someone towards someone else. Could be physical or verbal unquote
10 Nov 2014 17:32
quote A physical or verbal attack on someone. unquote
10 Nov 2014 19:15
quote An attack verbally or physically on another person unquote
10 Nov 2014 19:37
quote assault is the act of harming or offensive contacting a person. unquote
10 Nov 2014 20:32
quote Aggressive behaviour/aggressive physical contact/behaviour which harms the person being assaulted against there wishes, it is between individuals or groups of people unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:31
quote Harming someone unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:33
quote An action that is violent in nature or with intent or suggestion of being violent upon another person unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:14
quote Act causing harm, committed by one or persons individual against another/others unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:20
quote physical, sexual or verbal assault, leading someone not knowing what to do if they are being assaulted! unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:16
quote Attack could be physical verbal or other form that is intended to harm unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:25
quote physical harm devious violent unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:33
quote When you verbally or physically cause or threaten harm to someone. unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:50
quote Purposefully hurt someone else in some way, usually physically. unquote
11 Nov 2014 09:55
quote Causing someone harm or making someone believe they are at risk of being attacked or being caused harm unquote
11 Nov 2014 10:24
quote A physical attack on someone unquote
11 Nov 2014 10:40
quote The act of abuse by one person on another, whether that's verbal or physical. unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:10
quote I assume assault would generally involve an unprovoked physical act of harming or similar to a person/persons unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:23
quote Causing physical damage to a person. Broken bones or cuts. unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:04
quote when someone uses physical violence towards another person in any way unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:04
quote physically and intentionally hurting someone. e.g punching someone unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:20
quote Non-life threatening physical harm to a third party. unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:51
quote to hit, harm or damage someone unquote
11 Nov 2014 15:18
quote An action of physical harm against a person against their will unquote
11 Nov 2014 15:48
quote Causing another person injury or harm either physically or emotionally or both unquote
11 Nov 2014 16:34
quote Physical assault is causing harm to the body, verbal assault is using words to harm a person emotionally unquote
11 Nov 2014 19:00
quote Sexual, emotional, physical are all types of assult known to me. It is not clear from just the word "assult" to me which one of these it is referring to. unquote
11 Nov 2014 21:12
quote Attacking someone but not just physically harming them i assume you can verbally assault someone unquote
11 Nov 2014 22:05
quote I think it means that you have affected someone's personal well-being in a way that is detrimental or harmful. unquote
12 Nov 2014 16:01
quote Causing harm to another, whether that be physical, verbal, or mental unquote
27 Oct 2015 21:46
quote A physical attack unquote
28 Oct 2015 22:24
quote When injury has been caused to a person. Can be in several forms including physical and mental injury. unquote
28 Oct 2015 22:33
quote Aggressive behaviour on an individual that is physical in nature, that causes harm to them unquote
29 Oct 2015 20:25
quote A physical attack unquote
4 Nov 2015 13:20
quote Can be a physical, verbal or psychological attack unquote
5 Nov 2015 19:42
quote To physically harm someone unquote
6 Nov 2015 08:45
quote Physical attack by one or a group of persons on another person unquote
6 Nov 2015 09:19
quote Violence towards another human being. unquote
6 Nov 2015 23:49
quote physical abusive towards someone else unquote
9 Nov 2015 20:59
quote when you attack or use physical force towards another person. unquote
9 Nov 2015 21:09
quote When a person or people uninvitedly causes emotional or physical distress without permission and to detrimental effect. unquote
9 Nov 2015 22:10
quote Physical or verbal abuse of another that causes harm unquote
10 Nov 2015 21:28
quote When someone attacks someone else without being provoked unquote
10 Nov 2015 21:39
quote Harming another person or being. Can be voluntary or involuntary, also verbal or physical unquote
10 Nov 2015 22:23
quote An attack on another person unquote
11 Nov 2015 13:43
quote When someone has done something wrong (agains the law) to someone else - so it could be physical eg striking someone, or emotional eg "sending someone to coventry" for an extended period of time unquote
13 Nov 2015 10:09
quote Some one can assault another it could be physical unquote
13 Nov 2015 17:58
quote in my opinion the word assault means to confront someone either verbally or physically causing them injury unquote
14 Nov 2015 12:05
quote Assault - when an individual or group hurts another individual or group in a physical way on purpose, or in other words, not by accident; e.g. hitting, attacking etc. I think there is another category: 'grave and criminal assault' which is considered by those in the criminal justice system as a physical attack which is more serious or harmful. There may even be more categories. I think the definitions alter according to the jurisdiction in which the crime was committed. unquote
16 Nov 2015 16:23
quote To attack someone. This can by by either by physical or verbal means. unquote
16 Nov 2015 17:22
quote Harming some one could be physical ( hitting,kicking,biting etc), could be sexual;anything sexual but not actual rape. unquote
16 Nov 2015 18:30
quote A criminal offence where by one person physically abuses another. unquote
16 Nov 2015 19:46
quote Attacking someone, not necessarily physically - can also be verbally. You intend to cause some harm. unquote
17 Nov 2015 08:29
quote To physically or verbally cause injury, or upset, to another person. unquote
17 Nov 2015 13:18
quote Attacking/hurting somebody that has no intentions of assaulting you. unquote
17 Nov 2015 17:30
quote An attack of some kind on another person. unquote
17 Nov 2015 23:00
quote Person A has physically harmed person B but with little, or no injury (cuts or bruises) unquote
18 Nov 2015 19:46
quote the act of inflicting physical attack on an individual or object unquote
18 Nov 2015 20:21
quote Hurting someone unquote
19 Nov 2015 13:30
quote When someone harms or abuses someone else in any way. unquote
19 Nov 2015 19:22
quote I think assault means when one person inflicts harm on another person. It can be used in terms of verbal assault, physical and sexual. unquote
19 Nov 2015 22:19
quote Assault can be either verbal or physical aimed at a person to cause fear,harm or pain. unquote
19 Nov 2015 23:03
quote To make contact with an individual with the intention to cause harm unquote
20 Nov 2015 15:15
quote The use of physical aggression against one or more people. unquote
20 Nov 2015 16:50
quote Physically harm another person unquote
20 Nov 2015 17:25
quote Assault can be a physical or verbal act from one or a group of people on another person or persons. It maybe a violent act but can be verbal, emotional or a sexual assault and violates a persons rights. unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:29
quote When a person touches another without their permission this can be physical or verbal. unquote
21 Nov 2015 17:38
quote A person who commits assault on another person causes harm which is often physical in nature. A technical assault can also occur when a person is threatened with harm such as a football match official being told during a game, by a player, "I'm going to smash you after the game!" unquote
21 Nov 2015 18:58
quote Somebody has performed a physical action on another that is deemed unacceptable. unquote
22 Nov 2015 14:39
quote Hurting some one physically unquote
22 Nov 2015 15:52
quote an attack against another person unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:04
quote when someone physically harms another person unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:05
quote a physical violation or offence against a person in some way unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:09
quote Assualt is when a person causes or has the ability to cause harm to somebody else unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:09
quote unwanted physical action inflicted upon someone else unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:18
quote To attack someone and be physical with them. to attack someone physically, causing physical harm unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:20
quote to carry out an act of physical violence against another being. An intentional act. unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:35
quote An assault is something that has caused harm to someone. It can be physical or verbal. Not as serious as ABH or GBH unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:45
quote To cause someone actual harm or to cause them to fear harm unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:16
quote When someone is attacked, term can be used in terms of physical or verbal assault. unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:54
quote when someone physically attacks someone or touches someone without their permission unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:05
quote Targeting an individual verbally or physically in a way that offends public decency or causes harm. This in the absence of evidence for self-defense. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:26
quote an attack where the attacked was a willing participant and absolutely does not want to be assaulted. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:26
quote Physically or verbally harm another unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:45
quote An attack on someone. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:59
quote To launch a verbal or physical attack agajnst someone or something unquote
23 Nov 2015 15:45
quote To harm somebody physically or mentally. To be a perpetrator. unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:50
quote A physical attack on another person unquote
8 Nov 2016 23:45
quote An attack on someone that causes pain, draws blood, or results in bruising. unquote
8 Nov 2016 23:48
quote Causing actual or offensive harm to someone. unquote
9 Nov 2016 01:44
quote Assault is when someone physically attacks someone else on purpose with intent to hurt them or take something from them. unquote
9 Nov 2016 12:37
quote A word that describes an action taken to cause harm, or offence, to another. unquote
9 Nov 2016 12:45
quote A physical attack on another individual unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:23
quote Assault is when someone is harmed or harassed. Assault is usually a physical action . unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:24
quote Assault can come in many forms, sexual, verbal and physical. The victim can suffer deep trauma unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:24
quote When a victim has been verbally or physically attacked by somebody else unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:31
quote An attack, either physical or verbal, from one person towards another person. unquote
9 Nov 2016 17:25
quote Where someone has either physically or verbally hurt another person unquote
9 Nov 2016 17:25
quote Where someone has either physically or verbally hurt another person unquote
9 Nov 2016 20:07
quote Somebody attacking another person unquote
9 Nov 2016 21:27
quote To have been assaulted by someone unquote
9 Nov 2016 23:23
quote When someone hurts someone intentionally unquote
9 Nov 2016 23:27
quote Harming or intending to physically harm another human being without their consent. unquote
10 Nov 2016 10:43
quote Physically attempting to cause harm to someone unquote
10 Nov 2016 12:05
quote Verbal or physical harm to someone but without body to body contact. unquote
10 Nov 2016 18:57
quote an injury to a person not property unquote
10 Nov 2016 20:21
quote When someone physically touches someone else unquote
11 Nov 2016 14:41
quote Physical attack unquote
11 Nov 2016 14:42
quote This can be a sustained attack on someone usually in a fight resulting in serious injury. unquote
11 Nov 2016 16:02
quote Assault to me would be something someone does to you without permission nor respect. Basically, when someone assaults you they do something to you that you do not want or are not happy with. unquote
11 Nov 2016 17:17
quote Physical abuse unquote
11 Nov 2016 18:38
quote To attack physically unquote
11 Nov 2016 19:29
quote physical or verbal attack on one or more people unquote
11 Nov 2016 20:17
quote Attacking another person, not in self defence. Causing some kind of physical harm to them, with intent. unquote
11 Nov 2016 20:22
quote beating someone up unquote
11 Nov 2016 20:25
quote Slightly less than GBH unquote
12 Nov 2016 09:38
quote Causing someone to apprehend immediate danger unquote
12 Nov 2016 12:23
quote To influct physical harm on another person unquote
13 Nov 2016 14:44
quote to cause physical harm to someone deliberatly unquote
13 Nov 2016 21:18
quote Attacking a victim physically or verbally unquote
13 Nov 2016 21:55
quote To cause physical harm unquote
13 Nov 2016 21:57
quote The term assault means when someone physically hurts you through violence, if you assault someone you would have hit them violently. unquote
14 Nov 2016 11:22
quote A verbal or physical abuse against an individual or group by another individual. unquote
14 Nov 2016 13:24
quote An attack on another person. Could be either physical or sexual. unquote
14 Nov 2016 13:59
quote Unrightfully and unprovoked attacking someone physically or verbally with the intention to cause emotional or physical harm unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:05
quote To cause physical harm unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:08
quote A violent act against another person can range from hitting to causing serious bodily harm to the other person involved unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:08
quote An attack either verbally or physically that you have not agreed to unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:14
quote To physically attack someone. unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:42
quote Assult I think means the act of physical behaviour acted upon an individual with an intent to harm. unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:44
quote A physical or mental attack that causes distress or harm unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:49
quote Physical abuse or attack on a person unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:16
quote Physical attack on a person unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:16
quote Attacking someone in a harmful/psychical way unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:18
quote Attacking another individual verbally or physically unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:19
quote To physically hurt somebody not in self defence unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:37
quote A crime when someone hurts someone else can be GBH or ABH unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:44
quote Cause harm to someone, attack them physically unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:45
quote Cause injury or attack unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:27
quote Physical attack unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:35
quote Physical violence to someone e.g. hitting, punching unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:36
quote Hurting some one or doing something without there permission unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:51
quote To attack someone in a violent or sexually way unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:04
quote A physical, sexual, or physichological act that causes distress to another individual unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:17
quote Physical harm unquote
15 Nov 2016 01:18
quote To injure someone physically unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:44
quote Someone wanting to deliberately cause harm to another individual or inflict pain. unquote
15 Nov 2016 14:20
quote Assault means to make a physical attack on someone or something. For example, he pleaded guilty to assaulting a young women. unquote
15 Nov 2016 15:40
quote This is where you physically or mentally hurt another person. unquote


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