attack(redirected from Brute force attack)
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attackverb abuse, adgredi, adoriri, advance upon, aggress, assail, assault, assume the offensive, bear down upon, beat, begin hostilities against, beleaguer, beset, bombard, charge, combat, commit hostilities, deecend on, engage in hostilities, fall upon, fight offensively, fly at, force, hit, impugn, invade, invehi in, lay hands on, lay into, make an onset against, open fire upon, oppugn, oppugnare, pitch into, pounce upon, raid, revile, run at, rush upon, set upon with force, shoot at, spring upon, start a fight, start a war, storm, strike, strike the first blow, tackle, take offensive action, take the initiative, take the offensive, tear into, throw oneself upon, waylay
Associated concepts: assault, attack on credibility, collateral attack, direct attack, impeach, provocation of attack
See also: accost, accusation, accuse, ambush, assail, assault, bait, barrage, battery, battle, beat, belligerency, blame, cavil, censure, charge, condemn, condemnation, controvert, course, denigrate, denounce, despoil, discommend, disease, engage, fault, fight, foray, grapple, harass, harm, harry, impeach, impeachment, impinge, impugn, impugnation, incursion, intrusion, invade, invasion, inveigh, involve, malign, mistreat, molest, object, offense, onset, oppugn, outbreak, outburst, persecute, plunder, protest, resistance, smear, spoliation, strike, violence