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Definition 1: assail or attack on all sides: - [verb of competition]

Samples where beset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The zebra was beset by leopards

Synonyms for beset in the sense of this definition

(beset is a kind of ...) attack someone physically or emotionally

"The mugger assaulted the woman" "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

Definition 2: decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems) - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for beset in the sense of this definition

(beset is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition 3: annoy continually or chronically - [verb of emotion]

Samples where beset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
  • This man harasses his female co-workers

Synonyms for beset in the sense of this definition

(beset is a kind of ...) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

(... is a kind of beset ) annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism

"He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

(... is a kind of beset ) treat cruelly

"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

(... is a kind of beset ) harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions

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