Definitions For Attack


  • A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  • An offensive move in a sport or game
  • The act of attacking
  • Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
  • (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
  • Strong criticism
  • Intense adverse criticism
  • The onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
  • A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
  • A violent, harmful, or destructive act against someone or something
  • Harmful or destructive action against something by a disease, insect, chemical, etc.
  • An attempt by a military force to defeat an enemy : a military offensive


  • Begin to injure
  • Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
  • Attack in speech or writing
  • Take the initiative and go on the offensive
  • Launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
  • Attack someone physically or emotionally
  • To act violently against (someone or something) : to try to hurt, injure, or destroy (something or someone)
  • To criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh and severe way
  • To begin to work on or deal with (something, such as a problem) in a determined and eager way

Is Attack a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Attack is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Attack in a Sentence

  • He attacked the guard with a knife.
  • Troops attacked the fortress at dawn.
  • The troops attacked at dawn.
  • The immune system is the body's defense against attack by germs.
  • The spray protects plants from attacks by many common pests.
  • The surprise attack came at dawn.
  • The bombers were in attack formation.

Synonyms for Attack

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