Synonyms for tactic

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The enemy then followed a tactic which was to succeed rapidly.

Nothing the enemy has done so far points to that kind of tactic.

The man who overrides you will as often be pursuing a tactic as he cajoles you.

But Gene and Symonds were on the bottom, too crushed by this tactic to make a sound.

Their first tactic would probably be to push us off, one by one.

But he would restore the tactic she had momentarily abandoned.

This tactic was no more lost on the Countess than it was on Denry.

She suspected that, had she not adopted this tactic, she might have melted before him in gratitude.

This tactic for a second must have disconcerted the Air Trust mercenaries.

This, after all, is Nature's own way with man; it is the wise parent's tactic with children.

WORD ORIGIN

1766, from Modern Latin tactica, from Greek taktike (tekhne) "(art of) arrangement," from fem. of taktikos (see tactics). Earlier it meant "a tactician" (1630s), and was in use as an adjective meaning "tactical" (c.1600).

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