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Definition of Attack

Attack

  1. To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
  2. To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
  3. To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.
  4. To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
  5. To make an onset or attack.
  6. The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; -- opposed to defense.
  7. An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.
  8. A setting to work upon some task, etc.
  9. An access of disease; a fit of sickness.
  10. The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.

Attack Quotations

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Winston Churchill

Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.
Todd Tiahrt

We know we cannot underestimate the importance of emergency planning in our region, nor can we assume we'll have ample warning time. If an earthquake or terrorist attack hits, we won't necessarily have advance alerts or opportunities to double- and triple-check our plans.
Ellen Tauscher

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
Sun Tzu
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Attack Translations

attack in Afrikaans is aanval
attack in Danish is angreb, angribe
attack in Dutch is aangrijpen, aantasten, aanvallen
attack in German is Anfall {m}, angreifen, angriff
attack in Italian is assalire, attacco, assalto
attack in Latin is oppugno, insultus, impetus, tentatio-onis, lacesso
attack in Norwegian is angrep, angripe
attack in Portuguese is ataque
attack in Spanish is acceso, atacar, acometer
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