Attack: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and more!

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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Antonyms Hypernym Topic Verb Group
approach 29 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 No Data conceptualization No Data No Data
attack 22 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 defend contend No Data Attack
attack 17 (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) the attack began at dawn Noun No Data operation military No Data
attack 9 Attack in speech or writing The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker Verb No Data knock No Data No Data
attack 8 Take the initiative and go on the offensive The Serbs attacked the village at night, The visiting team started to attack Verb No Data act No Data Attack
assault 7 Attack someone physically or emotionally The mugger assaulted the woman, Nightmares assailed him regularly Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data
assail 6 Attack someone physically or emotionally The mugger assaulted the woman, Nightmares assailed him regularly Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data
attack 4 Attack someone physically or emotionally The mugger assaulted the woman, Nightmares assailed him regularly Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data
attack 3 An offensive move in a sport or game they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning Noun No Data turn No Data No Data
attempt 2 The act of attacking attacks on women increased last year, they made an attempt on his life Noun No Data crime No Data No Data
attack 2 Intense adverse criticism Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party, the government has come under attack, “don’t give me any flak” Noun No Data criticism No Data No Data
onrush 2 (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) the attack began at dawn Noun No Data operation military No Data
onslaught 2 (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) the attack began at dawn Noun No Data operation military No Data
attack 1 Set to work upon; turn one’s energies vigorously to a task I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed Verb No Data get down No Data No Data
attack 1 The act of attacking attacks on women increased last year, they made an attempt on his life Noun No Data crime No Data No Data
attack 1 A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase No Data Noun No Data beginning No Data No Data
attack 1 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 No Data conceptualization No Data No Data
aggress 0 Take the initiative and go on the offensive The Serbs attacked the village at night, The visiting team started to attack Verb No Data act No Data Attack
assault 0 Attack in speech or writing The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker Verb No Data knock No Data No Data
assail 0 Attack in speech or writing The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker Verb No Data knock No Data No Data
snipe 0 Attack in speech or writing The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker Verb No Data knock No Data No Data
set on 0 Attack someone physically or emotionally The mugger assaulted the woman, Nightmares assailed him regularly Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data
lash out 0 Attack in speech or writing The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker Verb No Data knock No Data No Data
attack 0 The onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent) the film was sensitive to attack by acids, open to attack by the elements Noun No Data degeneration No Data No Data
round 0 Attack in speech or writing The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker Verb No Data knock No Data No Data
assail 0 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 No Data contend No Data Attack
attack 0 Strong criticism he published an unexpected attack on my work Noun No Data criticism No Data No Data
attack 0 A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition an attack of diarrhea Noun No Data affliction No Data No Data
tone-beginning 0 A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase No Data Noun No Data beginning No Data No Data
plan of attack 0 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 No Data conceptualization No Data No Data
blast 0 Intense adverse criticism Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party, the government has come under attack, “don’t give me any flak” Noun No Data criticism No Data No Data
flack 0 Intense adverse criticism Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party, the government has come under attack, “don’t give me any flak” Noun No Data criticism No Data No Data
flak 0 Intense adverse criticism Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party, the government has come under attack, “don’t give me any flak” Noun No Data criticism No Data No Data
fire 0 Intense adverse criticism Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party, the government has come under attack, “don’t give me any flak” Noun No Data criticism No Data No Data
onset 0 (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) the attack began at dawn Noun No Data operation military No Data
attack 0 Begin to injure The cancer cells are attacking his liver, Rust is attacking the metal Verb No Data affect No Data No Data
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How many meanings does the word "Attack" have?

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The word "Attack" has 36 meanings. The most frequent meaning is approach.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Attack"?

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The word "Attack" has 191 hyponyms which are: approach, framing, attack, bandy, battle, bear down, box, chicken-fight, duel, engage, fence, feud, fight, fight back, fistfight, join battle, joust, scuffle, settle, skirmish, spar, tourney, tug, war, wrestle, amphibious operation, campaign, combined operation, covert operation, information gathering, maneuver, mission, naval campaign, offense, peacekeeping, psychological operation, support, admonish, belabor, blame, call on the carpet, come down, denounce, deplore, disparage, harsh on, nitpick, reprehend, reprimand, savage, act on, alternate, antagonize, anticipate, begin, behave, coact, come close, come to the fore, condescend, continue, cope, court, create, dally, dare, deal, dispatch, do well, effect, egotrip, evade, exert, finish up, force, get around to, go, go ahead, go off half-cocked, guard, interact, interrupt, lord it over, make a point, make bold, misbehave, participate, partner, perform, perpetrate, play, play it by ear, prosecute, race, rampage, react, reciprocate, repeat, reward, rush, satisfice, set about, sneak, stampede, surprise, take, take care, take time by the forelock, try, use, volunteer, wait, woo, bat, down, innings, lead, move, ruff, start, trick, barratry, capital offense, cybercrime, felony, forgery, fraud, had crime, hijack, mayhem, misdemeanor, perpetration, statutory offense, tazir crime, thuggery, treason, vice crime, victimless crime, war crime, brickbat, faultfinding, fire, potshot, rebuke, slating, static, stricture, thrust, auspicate, break in, come on, embark, fall, get cracking, get to, jump off, plunge, recommence, strike out, activation, constitution, face-off, first step, groundbreaking, housing start, icebreaker, inauguration, initiation, installation, introduction, jump ball, kickoff, resumption, scrum, springboard, startup, macular degeneration, obsolescence, bane, calvary, curse, trial, cramp, intoxicate, jaundice, register, relax, sedate, stimulate, tense, ulcerate.

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Is the word "Attack" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Attack" has a maximum frequency of 29.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Attack"?

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The word "Attack" has no synonyms.

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