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synonyms for counterattack

  • reprisal
  • retribution
  • revenge
  • counteraction
  • counterblow
  • countermove
  • counteroffensive
  • counterstrike
  • neutralization
  • reciprocation
  • vengeance
  • an eye for an eye
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antonyms for counterattack

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  • forgiveness
  • pardon
  • sympathy
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How to use counterattack in a sentence

Courtois rescued Real Madrid once more in the 66th minute, blocking a shot from N’Golo Kanté on a threatening counterattack.
CHRISTIAN PULISIC HELPS CHELSEA PAST REAL MADRID AND INTO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINALSTEVEN GOFF, GLYNN A. HILLMAY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
City has done a really good job this year shutting off counterattacks and not giving up anything.
DID PSG REALLY JUST BEAT BAYERN MUNICH?TONY CHOW (TONY.CHOW@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)APRIL 9, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The human body appears to retain a memory of the invader and is poised to generate a coordinated counterattack of antibodies and killer T-cells quickly if exposed again.
POST-INFECTION CORONAVIRUS IMMUNITY USUALLY ROBUST AFTER 8 MONTHS, STUDY SHOWSJOEL ACHENBACHJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Quickly, Jackson ordered up two brigades to press a counterattack, moving forward his artillery as the infantry advanced.
MANASSES (BULL RUN) NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK-VIRGINIAFRANCIS F. WILSHIN
A favorable decision can not be expected without counterattack.
INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1911UNITED STATES WAR DEPARTMENT
The exhaustion of officers and men must not cause the neglect of measures to meet a counterattack.
INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1911UNITED STATES WAR DEPARTMENT
If the assault is successful, preparations must be made at once to repel a counterattack.
INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1911UNITED STATES WAR DEPARTMENT
Hostile retaliation is not anticipated, but arrangements will be made to deal summarily with any counterattack.
PUNCH, JULY 18, 1917VARIOUS
More ground was also recovered next day on our right, and the German counterattack seemed to have been exhausted.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GREAT WARA. F. POLLARD
In a fierce counterattack the British drove them back with heavy losses and the line was completely restored.
THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR, VOLUME VIII (OF VIII)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO COUNTERATTACK

  • an eye for an eye
  • balance
  • counterattack
  • counterbalance
  • counterblow
  • countermove
  • counteroffensive
  • counterpoise
  • counterstrike
  • neutralization
  • offset
  • reciprocation
  • reprisal
  • retribution
  • revenge
  • vengeance
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