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Synonyms for attack

Synonyms for attack

to start work on vigorously

Synonyms

a method used in dealing with something

a sudden and often acute manifestation of a disease

Synonyms for attack

an offensive move in a sport or game

intense adverse criticism

ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation

a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)

take the initiative and go on the offensive

begin to injure

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The Indians had disposed their warriors in different parties at this time, and attacked the different garrisons to prevent their assisting each other, and did much injury to the distressed inhabitants.
They immediately attacked us on every side, and a constant heavy fire ensued between us day and night for the space of nine days.
Bird, attacked Riddle's and Martin's stations, at the Forks of Licking River, with six pieces of artillery.
It was being attacked by the Western Union and by rival inventors who were jealous of Bell's achievement.
Therefore, a prince who has a strong city, and had not made himself odious, will not be attacked, or if any one should attack he will only be driven off with disgrace; again, because that the affairs of this world are so changeable, it is almost impossible to keep an army a whole year in the field without being interfered with.
During the year that followed, Clayton was several times attacked by the great apes which now seemed to continually infest the vicinity of the cabin; but as he never again ventured outside without both rifle and revolvers he had little fear of the huge beasts.
He had another encounter with the wild-dog, who treacherously attacked him in flank from ambuscade.
He attacked them when he caught them alone, and they attacked him when they were bunched.
When he looked back, therefore, and saw his friend stretched out on the ground, and found himself at the same time so roughly handled by one who had formerly been only passive in all conflicts between them (a circumstance which highly aggravated the whole), his patience at length gave way; he threw himself into a posture of offence; and collecting all his force, attacked Jones in the front with as much impetuosity as he had formerly attacked him in the rear.
And now both together attacked our heroe, whose blows did not retain that force with which they had fallen at first, so weakened was he by his combat with Thwackum; for though the pedagogue chose rather to play
If that were so, how was it that Mademoiselle had been attacked after?
After she had been attacked she had only time to hide the traces of the man's fingers on her neck and to hurry to the laboratory.
The shot that had wounded the hand of the murderer and had caused it to bleed so that he left the bloody imprint on the wall was fired by Mademoiselle in self-defence, before the second phase, when she had been really attacked.
Targeted Attacks -- Whereas hackers used to cast a wide net and attacked any and all available networks, today's methods employ a surgically precise method.