Attack Synonyms

Below are some of the commonly used synonyms for attack:

begin an assault, charge, pounce, strike, begin hostilities, ambush; bombard, shell, blitz, strafe, fire on/at; rush, storm

assault, beat, beat up, batter, thrash, pound, pummel, assail, set upon, fall upon, set about, strike at, let fly at, tear into, lash out at; ambush, mug, pounce on; paste, do over, work over, knock about/around, rough up, lay into, lace into, sail into, pitch into, get stuck into, beat the living daylights out of, let someone have it; duff someone up;

affect, have an effect on, strike, strike at, take hold of, infect; More

criticize, censure, condemn, castigate, chastise, lambaste, pillory, savage, find fault with, fulminate against, abuse; berate, reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish, remonstrate with, reproach, take to task, haul over the coals, impugn, harangue, blame, revile, vilify, give someone a bad press;slam, take to pieces, pull apart, crucify, bash,

hammer, lay into, tear into, sail into, roast, give someone a roasting, cane, blast, bawl out, dress down, rap over the knuckles, have a go at, give someone hell; slate, slag off, rubbish, monster, rollick, give someone a rollicking, give someone a rocket, tear someone off a strip, tear a strip off someone;

attend to, address, see to, deal with, grapple with, confront, direct one's attention to, focus on, concentrate on, apply oneself to; buckle down to, get to work on, go to work on, set to work on, set about, get started on, undertake, embark on; get cracking on, get weaving on, have a crack at, have a go at, have a shot at, have a stab at

assault, onslaught, offensive, strike, blitz, raid, sortie, sally, storming, charge, rush, drive, push, thrust, invasion, incursion, inroad; act of aggression

criticism, censure, rebuke, admonition, admonishment, reprimand, condemnation, denunciation, revilement; invective, vilification; tirade, diatribe, rant, polemic, broadside, harangue, verbal onslaught, stricture; telling-off, dressing-down, rap over the knuckles, earful, roasting, rollicking, caning;


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