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Another word for attack

  1. Illness

  2. Offensive tactical action

  3. Verbal attack

      1. An expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism.
      2. An official rebuke, as by a legislature of one of its members.
      3. To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
      1. The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure.
      2. The reporting of a person to the authorities for possible criminal prosecution.
      1. Oral communication of false and malicious statements that damage the reputation of another.
      2. A false and malicious statement or report about someone.
      3. To utter a slander about.
      1. The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to his or her reputation.
      2. An incidence of such publication or broadcast.
      3. The written claims initiating a suit in an admiralty court.
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  4. Physical assault

      1. The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
      2. The crime of using force or threat of force to compel a person to submit to some other sexual penetration.
      3. Other unlawful sexual intercourse or penetration, as with an unconscious person or person below the age of or incapable of consent.
      1. An assault upon a person especially with the intent to rob.
      1. A violent physical attack, as with blows.
      2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
      3. A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place.
  1. To fight offensively; used of an army

  2. To assault; used of an individual