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Synonyms for attack

Synonyms for attack

to start work on vigorously


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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Efforts to track attacks show a breadth of cybertargets and attack methodologies, and demonstrate the vulnerability of electronic infrastructures.
A heart attack is a frightening event--you probably don't want to think about it.
We now know that measuring inflammation--which we can do with a simple blood test--may help physicians determine who among their patients is more prone to have a heart attack.
What the Alphabet Bomber failed to accomplish in the '70s--commit a major attack with a weapon of mass destruction and thereby usher in a new age of terrorism--the Japanese religious cult Aum Shinryko succeeded in doing in the '90s.
Consider a single bioterror attack that infects a proportion p of an exposed population of size N at time [tau] = 0, such that the initial number of infected is [I.
You can assimilate among the people, and then attack with an element of surprise that has an incredible and devastating shock value," explains Magnus Ranstorp, director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St.
Intrusion detection systems are not designed to prevent attacks or damage, only to alert administrators that there appears to be an attack taking place.
The bottom line is that women who have a heart attack may not all be the same," says Vaccarino.
Such domestic incidents as the October 1995 attack on an Amtrak line in Arizona have highlighted the threat, while overseas, such incidents as the March 1995 poison gas attack in the Tokyo subway underscore the ability to target a large number of innocent victims.
They will, instead, change the point of attack to more favorable areas by exploiting "negative" space.
But surely, you may say, in this age of technical intelligence, of electronic surveillance, of spy satellites alerting us to the enemy's every move, surprise attack is a thing of the past.
By utilizing multiple methods of attack and self-propagation, blended threats can spread rapidly and cause widespread damage.