attack


attack
1. verb
1)

Chris was brutally attacked

Syn:
assault, beat up, set upon, mug; N.Amer. beat up on; informal work over, rough up; Brit.; informal duff up
2)

the French attacked the fort

Syn:
strike at, assault, charge, pounce on, raid, storm
3)

the clergy attacked government policies

Syn:
criticize, censure, condemn, disparage; informal knock, slam, lay into; Brit.; informal slate, slag off, rubbish
Ant:
defend, praise
2. noun
1)

an attack on their home

Syn:
assault, onslaught, offensive, strike, blitz, raid, charge, invasion
2)

an attack on his leadership

Syn:
criticism, censure, condemnation, disparagement; Brit.; informal slating
3)

an asthmatic attack

Syn:
fit, seizure, spasm, convulsion, paroxysm, bout, episode
Ant:
defence, praise

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • attack — vb Attack, assail, assault, bombard, storm are comparable not only in their military but also in their extended senses. All carry as their basic meaning to make a more or less violent onset upon. Attack originally connoted a fastening upon… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Attack No. 1 — アタックNo.1 (Atakku No. 1) Genre Sports, Drama Manga …   Wikipedia

  • Attack — is a word meaning to strike out at an opponent, among other definitions.It can also refer to: *Angle of attack, a term used in aerodynamics * The Attack (Animorphs), the twenty sixth book in the Animorphs series * Attack! (board game), a 2003… …   Wikipedia

  • Attack No. 1 — アタック No.1 (Atakku No. 1) Género romance, deportes (Voleibol) Manga Creado por Chikako Urano Editorial …   Wikipedia Español

  • Attack No. 1 — アタックNo.1 (Лучшая подача) Жанр спокон, драма …   Википедия

  • Attack — At*tack , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attacking}.] [F. attaquer, orig. another form of attacher to attack: cf. It. attacare to fasten, attack. See {Attach}, {Tack} a small nail.] 1. To fall upon with force; to assail, as with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attack — at·tack n: an attempt to prove something invalid or incorrect esp. through judicial procedures made an attack on the will as not properly witnessed; specif: an attempt to have the judgment of a court corrected or overruled collateral attack: an… …   Law dictionary

  • Attack — «Attack» Сингл 30 Seconds to Mars из альбома A Beautiful Lie …   Википедия

  • Attack — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Attack» Sencillo de 30 Seconds to Mars del álbum A Beautiful Lie Publicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • attack — [ə tak′] vt. [Fr attaquer < It attaccare < * estaccare < Goth * stakka, stake: see STICK] 1. to use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault 2. to speak or write against,… …   English World dictionary

  • attack — [n1] physical assault advance, aggression, assailing, assailment, barrage, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, defilement, dirty deed*, drive, encounter, encroachment, foray, incursion, initiative, inroad, intervention, intrusion, invasion, irruption,… …   New thesaurus