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Synonyms and Antonyms of attack

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attack

synonym (synonym of attack)

  • (verb)
    To attack is to begin hostilities of any kind. A general invades a country by marching in troops; he attacks a city by drawing up an army against it; more.. (verb)
     
  • (noun)
    An attack may be by word; an aggression is always by deed. An assault may be upon the person, an aggression is upon rights, possessions, etc. An invas more.. (noun)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    intense adverse criticism (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.act)
    ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of attacking (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase (noun.act)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    attack in speech or writing (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    take the initiative and go on the offensive (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack someone physically or emotionally (verb.competition)
     

antonym (antonym of attack)

hypernym (attack IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) (noun.act)
    activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign) (noun.act)
     
  • a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase (noun.act)
    the act of starting something (noun.act)
     
  • a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition (noun.state)
    a cause of great suffering and distress (noun.event)
     
  • an offensive move in a sport or game (noun.act)
    (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession (noun.act)
     
  • attack in speech or writing (verb.communication)
    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws (verb.communication)
     
  • begin to injure (verb.body)
    act physically on; have an effect upon (verb.body)
     
  • ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation (noun.act)
    inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally (noun.act)
     
  • launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight (verb.competition)
     
  • set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task (verb.change)
    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (verb.change)
     
  • strong criticism (noun.act)
    disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings (noun.communication)
     
  • take the initiative and go on the offensive (verb.competition)
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) (verb.social)
     
  • the act of attacking (noun.act)
    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act (noun.act)
     
  • the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent) (noun.process)
    the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality (noun.process)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF attack relation)

  • (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) (noun.act)
    an attack by ground troops (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an impetuous rush toward someone or something (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai' (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attack that penetrates into enemy territory (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attack by dropping bombs (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attack without warning (noun.act)
     
  • a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition (noun.state)
    a sudden acute episode of intense anxiety and feelings of panic (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a slight attack of illness (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a sudden uncontrollable attack (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    an attack of hysteria (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel) (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function (noun.state)
     
  • an offensive move in a sport or game (noun.act)
    (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board (noun.act)
     
  • attack in speech or writing (verb.communication)
    use foul or abusive language towards (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    attack as if with claws (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    subject to bitter verbal abuse (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    criticize or abuse strongly and violently (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    attack forcefully (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    subject to harsh criticism (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    attack strongly (verb.communication)
     
  • attack someone physically or emotionally (verb.competition)
    attack with dogs or set dogs upon (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    urge to attack someone (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack viciously and ferociously (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack suddenly (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack brutally and fiercely (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    assail again (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    make a sudden physical attack on (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    assail or attack on all sides: (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.social)
    force (someone) to have sex against their will (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    violate the sacred character of a place or language (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to (verb.social)
     
  • ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation (noun.act)
    a line of approach (noun.act)
     
  • launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
    attack by submarine (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack and bombard with or as if with missiles (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    make a counterattack (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack with gas; subject to gas fumes (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack by storm; attack suddenly (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack suddenly and without warning (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    surround so as to force to give up (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    throw bombs at or attack with bombs (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack with cannons or artillery (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack or hit with torpedoes (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.social)
    search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on (verb.social)
     
  • strong criticism (noun.act)
    an abusive attack on a person's character or good name (noun.act)
     
  • take the initiative and go on the offensive (verb.competition)
    place into check (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    exhaust by attacking repeatedly (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    immobilize a piece (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball (verb.competition)
     
  • the act of attacking (noun.act)
    a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped (noun.act)
     

part holonym (PART OF relation)

  • (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) (noun.act)
    close fighting during the culmination of a military attack (noun.act)
     

verb group (attack is verb group of ....)

  • launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
    take the initiative and go on the offensive (verb.competition)
     
  • take the initiative and go on the offensive (verb.competition)
    launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
     

derivation (.... is derived from attack)

  • (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) (noun.act)
    take the initiative and go on the offensive (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
     
  • attack in speech or writing (verb.communication)
    intense adverse criticism (noun.communication)
     
  • (adj.all)
    disposed to attack (adj.all)
     
  • attack someone physically or emotionally (verb.competition)
    a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of attacking (noun.act)
     
  • begin to injure (verb.body)
    someone who attacks (noun.person)
     
  • ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation (noun.act)
    begin to deal with (verb.social)
     
  • intense adverse criticism (noun.communication)
    attack in speech or writing (verb.communication)
     
  • launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
    not defended or capable of being defended (adj.all)
     
  • take the initiative and go on the offensive (verb.competition)
    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of initiating hostilities (noun.act)
     
  • (adj.all)
    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight (adj.all)
     
  • the act of attacking (noun.act)
    attack someone physically or emotionally (verb.competition)
     
  • the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent) (noun.process)
    begin to injure (verb.body)
     

domain category (attack is domain category of ....)

synonym antonym hypernym hyponym part holonym verb group derivation assail beset aggression incursion onrush onset aid cover protect defense repulsion resistance beginning commencement play turn crime criminal offence counterattack counterplay assault avenue ground attack charge assault assail aggress assail assault approach go about aggress lash out

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