Synonyms for Attack:
n.criticism, slander, harangue, diatribe, censure, libel, denunciation, remonstrance, reproach, quibble, talking to, lecture, blame. salvo, swoop, pitch into, sail into, counterattack, fall on, have at, light into, go at, tanning, pounding. sail in, bombing, work, air raid, the Blitz, wade in, air strike, tackle. mug, fly at, ambush, go for, strike at, come at. episode, flare up, breakout. impulse, outburst, spurt, twinge, flash, flush, surge. bomb out, detonate, bayonet, bomb, carpet bomb, carve up. tear apart, castigate, tell off, take/bring/hold someone to task, tear someone/something to pieces/shreds. go to, take up, start, dive in, set about, get around to, take over, begin, get down to, start on. •act (noun)
onset, onslaught, onrush.
combat, offensive, assault, bloodshed, aggression, blast, sortie, set on, flak, offense, plan of attack, lash out, assail, snipe, invasion, war, riot, attempt, onslaught, flack, foray, bombardment, tone-beginning, charge, outbreak, fire, raid, furor, warfare, tirade, thrust, approach, siege, aggress, battle, barrage, round, onrush, strike, onset, storm.
curse, ailment, complication, handicap, symptom, condition, nausea, infliction, illness, affection, malady, spasm, malaise, feverishness, apoplexy, fever, collapse, Sickliness, sickness, unhealthiness, syndrome, breakdown, virus, infection, infirmity, disorder, disease, complaint, queasiness, ague, bug, disability, indisposition, decrepitude, pestilence, debility.
fit, relapse, seizure, bout.
•physical assault (noun)
inroad, offensive, invasion, thrust, outbreak, intrusion, onslaught, onrush, charge, initiative, Assailment, onset, irruption, intervention, strike, offense, foray, raid, barrage, push, encroachment, aggression.
•sudden dysfunction or disorder (noun)
spasm, seizure, illness, relapse, disease, bout, fit, ailment, breakdown.
•verbal assault (noun)
censure, criticism, denunciation, slander, abuse, blame, libel.
rage, outrage, broil, abuse, fierceness, inhumanity, vandalism, thuggery, assault, barbarity, intensity, violence, brawl, turmoil, fight, terrorism, commotion, uproar, vehemence, fury, destructiveness, frenzy, fracas, atrocity, wildness, torture, brutishness, insurrection, savagery, ferocity, brutality.
v.•assault physically (verb)
blast, assault, ambush, combat, light into, HIT, harm, mug, assail, bombard, storm, aggress, invade, hurt.
hammer, slash, scorch, batter, harry, pound, savage, flay, invade, lash, assail, bombard, lunge, trounce, violate, scarify, scathe.
•set to work (verb)
tackle, take up.
criticism, detonate, set about, talking to, carpet bomb, bayonet, air raid, Assailment, bombing, pounding, air strike, light into, diatribe, tanning, the Blitz, censure, salvo, tell off, counterattack. fall on. HIT. seizure, tackle, aggregate. •accuse
fall on, start on.
set about, wade in.
•Other relevant words:
offensive, seizure, censure, fit, tackle, onset.