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  • verbassault physically
  • verbassault verbally
  • verbset to work

synonyms for attacking

  • ambush
  • assail
  • assault
  • beat
  • besiege
  • blast
  • bombard
  • charge
  • harm
  • hit
  • hurt
  • infiltrate
  • invade
  • raid
  • stab
  • storm
  • strike
  • advance
  • aggress
  • bash
  • bat
  • bean
  • beset
  • biff
  • blister
  • boot
  • bop
  • brain
  • bust
  • clip
  • clock
  • club
  • combat
  • cook
  • jump
  • kick
  • larrup
  • molest
  • mug
  • overwhelm
  • punch
  • rush
  • slog
  • soak
  • wallop
  • whop
  • boff
  • chop down
  • knock block off
  • knock cold
  • knock for a loop
  • lay siege to
  • light into
  • pounce upon
  • set upon
  • take the offensive
  • turn on
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antonyms for attacking

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  • aid
  • assist
  • guard
  • help
  • leave alone
  • lose
  • protect
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • decrease
  • be lazy
  • defend
  • resist
  • shelter
  • shield
  • slough off
  • submit
  • support
  • sustain
  • withstand
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How to use attacking in a sentence

Should a bad actor be interested in damaging vaccine distribution, they could stage an attack on the temperature control systems in place.
HOW BAD ACTORS COULD SABOTAGE A COVID VACCINE—AND HOW THAT CAN BE PREVENTEDJAKEMETHNOVEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
The attacks could result in delayed development of these desperately needed vaccines or in the theft of vaccine-related data.
HACKERS ARE TRYING TO DISRUPT AND STEAL COVID-19 VACCINE RESEARCHAARON PRESSMANNOVEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
Hartmann, and many cybersecurity experts, believe it’s only a matter of time before an attack against hospitals causes such a tragedy.
RANSOMWARE DID NOT KILL A GERMAN HOSPITAL PATIENTPATRICK HOWELL ONEILLNOVEMBER 12, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Murray says he’s “scared to death” about the possibility of contracting the coronavirus because he’s at high risk due to a COPD diagnosis and his past heart attack.
HOW THE PANDEMIC GOT PEOPLE SMOKING AGAINMELINDA FAKUADENOVEMBER 12, 2020VOX
Researchers captured microscope images of an attack in the meninges of mice that was led by plasma cells that had likely been trained in the guts.
PROTECTING THE BRAIN FROM INFECTION MAY START WITH A GUT REACTIONAAYUSHI PRATAPNOVEMBER 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
As the attacks piled up, “you could see a lot of negative vibes,” said Yuval Ishai of the Technion in Haifa, Israel.
COMPUTER SCIENTISTS ACHIEVE ‘CROWN JEWEL’ OF CRYPTOGRAPHYERICA KLARREICHNOVEMBER 10, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
By holding down the L1 shoulder button and pressing different face buttons, Miles can perform venom attacks.
‘MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES’: LIKE ITS MOVIE COUNTERPARTS, A CONFIDENT AND ENTERTAINING SPECTACLECHRISTOPHER BYRDNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Now Williams wishes to get the word out so people affiliated with the project can be on the lookout for future attacks and protect themselves.
ARE CHINESE SPIES TRYING TO HACK THIS ANTICENSORSHIP STARTUP? ITS EXECS BELIEVE SORHHACKETTFORTUNENOVEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
Mackey himself has been on the receiving end of several attacks.
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“We are here to fight what we know is an attack on democracy,” said organizer Aura Angélica with the youth-led Sunrise Movement, an activist group focused on climate change and social justice.
D.C. STREETS TENSE BUT CALM AS BALLOTS ARE COUNTEDMARISSA LANG, EMILY DAVIES, MICHAEL RUANENOVEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO ATTACKING

  • advancing
  • antipathetic
  • assailing
  • attacking
  • barbaric
  • bellicose
  • combative
  • contentious
  • destructive
  • disruptive
  • disturbing
  • encroaching
  • hawkish
  • intruding
  • intrusive
  • invading
  • martial
  • militant
  • offensive
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • rapacious
  • threatening
  • warlike
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.