Nouns (10)

tone-beginning, attack
n. a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
attack
n. the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); "the film was sensitive to attack by acids"; "open to attack by the elements"
attempt, attack
n. the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
plan of attack, attack, approach
n. ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
attack
n. strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
Attack
n. [the act of using violence with the intention of harming]

Verbs (16)

attack
v. begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
attack
v. set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
lash out, assault, snipe, assail, round, attack
v. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
aggress, attack
v. take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
assail, attack
v. launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
set on, attack, assault, assail
v. attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (2)

assault, attack
adj. "offensive weapons", "attack planes"

Fuzzynyms (58)

fashion
n. consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
manoeuvre, play, maneuver
n. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
abuse, misuse
n. improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
simulated military operation, manoeuvre, maneuver
n. a military training exercise
process, procedure
n. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
aggression
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior
disapproval
n. the expression of disapproval
castigate
v. inflict severe punishment on
upbraid, reproach
v. express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
pick at, belittle, disparage
v. express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
condemn
v. appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
lash out, assault, snipe, assail, round, attack
v. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
lash out, assault, snipe, assail, round, attack
v. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
condemn
v. compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
derogate, denigrate, belittle, minimize
v. cause to seem less serious; play down; "Don't belittle his influence"
assail, attack
v. launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
assail, attack
v. launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
set on, attack, assault, assail
v. attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
set on, attack, assault, assail
v. attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
besiege
v. harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star"
mug
v. rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence; "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"
rob
v. take something away by force or without the consent of the owner; "The burglars robbed him of all his money"
dishonour, ravish, violate, dishonor, rape, outrage
v. force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

Synonyms (12)

antipersonnel
adj. designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction
attacking, assaultive
adj. disposed to attack
tip-and-run, hit-and-run
adj. designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape; "hit-and-run units"; "tip-and-run assaults"
incursive, invasive, invading
adj. involving invasion or aggressive attack; "invasive war"
raiding, predatory, marauding
adj. characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party"
on the offensive
adj. actively attacking

Antonyms (2)

defend
v. be on the defensive; act against an attack
protect
v. shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

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