(redirected from Counter-offensive)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for counterattack

Synonyms for counterattack

an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc

(chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

make a counterattack

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
The army then carried out a counter-offensive operation against the enemy, securing the hill and inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy, said the official.
USING archive footage and stills, this programme shows how the arrival of American forces and an Allied counter-offensive in 1918 helped to defeat Germany.
The strike, launched from the Mediterranean by Russia's 'Veliky Novgorod' submarine, was part of a counter-offensive against a jihadi attack on government-held parts of northwest Syria near Hama on Tuesday.
That triggered an army counter-offensive in which at least 400 people were killed, thousands of houses were burned, villages razed and vast swathes of land depopulated.
The ensuing clashes and a military counter-offensive have killed at least 400 people.
The group claimed responsibility for coordinated attacks on security posts last week that prompted clashes and a large army counter-offensive.
This sparked a military counter-offensive that has forced a flood of Rohingya civilians from their villages.
The ensuing clashes and a military counter-offensive have killed at least 400 people while thousands others fled into crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh.
THE BBC are launching a frantic counter-offensive to keep Mary Berry after The Great British Bake Off rights were sold to Channel 4.
The rebel counter-offensive took both the Syrians and Russians off-guard and gave a tremendous moral boost to the opposition fighters.
"The counter-offensive conducted early this morning helped to retake control of all the positions in the city of Bosso.
A much anticipated counter-offensive by Iraqi forces has been repeatedly postponed because they are tied down in fighting elsewhere.
The counter-offensive yesterday was one of the biggest since the jihadist group swept across northern Iraq last year.
Netanyahu's government has launched a major diplomatic and media counter-offensive, repeatedly accusing the campaign's backers of seeking the destruction of Israel.
The Syrian army said its troops had abandoned the town of Muhambal in the western part of Idlib and were regrouping for a counter-offensive. Social media videos showed army trucks and large caches of weaponry abandoned.