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Attack

Pronunciation of Attack
/ɐtˈak/, /ɐtˈak/, /ɐ_t_ˈa_k/

Antonyms for attack:

guard, protect, defense, protection, shield, defend.

Synonyms for attack:

Sense 2 (noun)

criticism, lecture, reproach, blame, denunciation, censure, diatribe, libel, slander, talking to, harangue.

Sense 4 (noun)

pitch into, swoop, light into, have at, counterattack, pounding, fall on, tanning, salvo.

Sense 5 (noun)

bombing, the Blitz, air strike, tackle, air raid.

Sense 6 (noun)

go for, mug, come at, fly at, strike at, ambush.

Sense 7 (noun)

breakout, flare up, episode.

Sense 9 (noun)

bomb, bomb out, carve up, detonate, carpet bomb, bayonet.

Sense 10 (noun)

castigate, tell off, tear apart.

Sense 11 (noun)

take up, set about.

act (noun)

onrush, onslaught, onset.

attack (noun)

barrage, combat, strike, set on, attempt, snipe, plan of attack, onrush, assail, storm, battle, offense, sortie, flak, charge, invasion, raid, blast, aggress, outbreak, lash out, tirade, thrust, round, warfare, approach, onslaught, bombardment, war, siege, flack, riot, offensive, assault, furor, foray, bloodshed, tone-beginning, fire, onset, aggression.

battle (noun)

sortie, encounter.

blame (noun)

imputation, reproach, recrimination.

condemnation (noun)

blame.

disease (noun)

collapse, illness, infliction, malady, decrepitude, ailment, nausea, sickness, apoplexy, indisposition, unhealthiness, disease, queasiness, syndrome, feverishness, spasm, pestilence, handicap, curse, disability, affection, virus, Sickliness, fever, malaise, infirmity, disorder, condition, symptom, breakdown, complication, debility, complaint, ague, bug, infection.

illness (noun)

bout, seizure, relapse.

incursion (noun)

incursion.

muscle spasm (noun)

convulsion.

offense (noun)

offence.

outburst (noun)

outpouring, gust.

physical assault (noun)

outbreak, intervention, thrust, strike, volley, onrush, encroachment, raid, offensive, onset, charge, foray, irruption, onslaught, blitz, Assailment, incursion, intrusion, advance, offense, rush, invasion, blitzkrieg, barrage, inroad, encounter, aggression.

pugnacity (noun)

pugnacity.

punishment (noun)

works.

spell (noun)

spell.

sudden dysfunction or disorder (noun)

spasm, seizure, access, illness, relapse, spell, paroxysm, disease, ailment, bout, convulsion, breakdown.

truculence (noun)

truculence.

verbal assault (noun)

abuse, vilification, slander, blame, libel, criticism, belligerence, denunciation, pugnacity, denigration, combativeness, censure, calumny.

violence (noun)

broil, savagery, intensity, insurrection, frenzy, thuggery, assault, outrage, brawl, brutality, destructiveness, fierceness, abuse, fight, vehemence, fury, terrorism, uproar, inhumanity, torture, atrocity, turmoil, commotion, wildness, violence, rage, ferocity, barbarity, brutishness, fracas, vandalism.

assault physically (verb)

slog, bop, turn on, whop, HIT, mug, besiege, storm, jump, punch, beat, biff, combat, set upon, assault, light into, blast, bust, aggress, invade, wallop, clip, bash, assail, bombard, beset, ambush.

assault verbally (verb)

impugn, berate, vilify, lay into, malign, shoot down, revile, reprove.

attack (verb)

invade, violate, trounce, scathe, bombard, pound, slash, scorch, batter, hammer, lunge, flay, savage, scarify, harry, lash, assail.

battle (verb)

lay into.

competition (verb)

assail.

question (verb)

impugn.

set to work (verb)

buckle down, take up, tear into, tackle.

Sense 1

bayonet, coercive, toughie, air raid, scoreboard, biff, teargas, talking to, excruciate, land on, whale at, truculency, denigrate, bop, claw, accusatorial, ambuscade, calumniate, shoot at, goalkeeping, scorecard, Pot shot, zero hour, Calumniation, aggressiveness, hatchet job, ticking off, reproof, air strike, vilification, rattle up, rough up, denunciatory, goon, affect, denunciative, tell off, Assailer, nuke, first strike, criminate, winner, light into, astringent, gang up on, belittlement, clunk, incrimination, ruction, go at someone, pounding, hat trick, accusatory, admonition, belligerence, militancy, minimization, dig in, detonate, complain, Denouncer, undecided, defendable, assaulter, brickbat, scoreless, ops, asperse, the Blitz, pegboard, game point, criticism, whispering campaign, acidic, pugnaciousness, putdown, Indicter, surgical strike, donnybrook, come down on, apologia, salvo, barb, occupation, contumely, roughneck, derogation, besmirch, modus operandi, tiebreaker, counteroffensive, clobber, pull away, denigration, bellicosity, carpet bomb, hooligan, undermining, truculence, counterblow, opener, combative, telling-off, goaltending, unbeaten, backbite, tear into, militance, beleaguerment, whop, champ, bum rap, calumnious, rip into, mordacious, bitch out, bomb scare, traducement, hammer away at, dive-bomb, thrashing, accuse, revenge, Assailment, bushwhack, blitz, work over, character assassination, scoreline, stricture, Bashing, goal, bash, bellicoseness, pugnacity, inculpate, affray, bombing, censure, do over, jump on, gorilla, set about, deprecation, revile, nil, clout, eat, put away, recrimination, Besiegement, combativeness, stinging, tongue-lashing, diatribe, join battle, goal difference, counterattack, goalless, denouncement, tanning.

Sense 5

safeguard, harbor, trimming, occupy, lick, acerbic, sanctuary, smack, cloud, take on, toss, fall on, trap, rocket, blow up, jump.

Sense 6

down, rush, trim, contentious, drop, course, even, tight, ward, HIT, force.

Sense 7

dress, seize, vindicate, tackle, aggregate, invest, spell, seizure, sail.

Sense 8

take, beat.

Sense 9

bust, score, catch.

Sense 11

sharp, pitch.

Sense 12

tell.

Sense 14

get, call.

Sense 15

make.

Sense 16

rough, line.

Sense 18

have.

accuse

indict, name, libel.

aggression

irruption.

ambush

bushwhack.

assail

fly at.

await

lay for.

barrage

cannonade.

beset

fall on, fall upon.

besiege

work over.

blacken

smudge.

blitz

blitzkrieg.

bomb

torpedo, strafe.

bombard

strafe.

censure

blame.

declaim

harangue.

destroy

smite.

excoriate

tear into.

invade

lay on.

operations

campaign.

pitch in

set about.

plunder

maraud.

plundering

spoliation.

spasm

convulsion.

startle

surprise.

tackle

pitch into.

thrust

have at.

waylay

lay for.

Other synonyms and related words:

set upon, seizure, access, offensive, paroxysm, tackle, onset, impugn, berate, censure, fall upon, denounce.

Usage examples for attack:

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