Textual thesaurus for "attack"

(noun) tone-beginning

a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

(noun) attempt

the act of attacking

attacks on women increased last year; they made an attempt on his life

(noun) approach, plan of attack

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

(noun) onrush, onset, onslaught

(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

the attack began at dawn

(noun) fire, flack, flak, blast

intense adverse criticism

Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party; the government has come under attack; don't give me any flak

(verb) snipe, round, assail, assault, lash out

attack in speech or writing

The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

(verb) aggress

take the initiative and go on the offensive

The Serbs attacked the village at night; The visiting team started to attack

(verb) assail

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

(verb) set on, assail, assault

attack someone physically or emotionally

The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly