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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /

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  • attack attack  /ə ˈtæk/ ?  (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

    attack meaning(s) 

    1. (n) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    2. (n) an offensive move in a sport or game
    3. (n) intense adverse criticism
    4. (n) ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    5. (n) the act of attacking
    6. (n) a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
    7. (n) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
    8. (n) the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
    9. (n) strong criticism
    10. (v) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
    11. (v) attack in speech or writing
    12. (v) take the initiative and go on the offensive
    13. (v) attack someone physically or emotionally
    14. (v) set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
    15. (v) begin to injure

    Synonym(s)

    attack usage(s)

    1. Chinese authorities say the attack was a plot by two fanatics.
    2. Four qualities invariably marked the Japanese attack: efficiency, discipline, brutality and, especially, surprise.
  • attack aircraft attack aircraft  a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft…
  • attack aircraft carrier attack aircraft carrier  a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat…
  • attack dog attack dog  a watchdog trained to attack on command
  • attack submarine attack submarine  a military submarine designed and armed to attack enemy shipping
  • attacker attacker  /ə ˈtæ kər/ ?  someone who attacks
  • attacking attacking  /ə ˈtæ kɪŋ/ ?  disposed to attack
  • attain attain  /ə ˈteɪn/ ?  reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
  • attainability attainability  /ə ˌtɛɪ nə ˈbɪ lɪ tɪ/ ?  the state of being achievable
  • attainable attainable  /ə ˈteɪ nə bəl/ ?  capable of being attained or accomplished
  • attainableness attainableness  the state of being achievable
  • attainder attainder  /ə ˈteɪn dər/ ?  cancellation of civil rights
  • attained attained  /ə ˈteɪnd/ ?  achieved or reached
  • attainment attainment  /ə ˈteɪn mənt/ ?  the act of achieving an aim
  • attaint attaint  /ə ˈtɛɪnt/ ?  bring shame or dishonor upon
  • attalea attalea  unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
  • attalea funifera attalea funifera  Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes
  • attar attar  /ˈæ tər/ ?  essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
  • attar of roses attar of roses  a volatile fragrant oil obtained from fresh roses by steam distillation
  • attemper attemper  /ə ˈtɛm pə/ ?  modify the temperature of
  • attempt attempt  /ə ˈtɛmpt/ ?  earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  • attempted attempted  /ə ˈtɛmp təd/ ?  tried unsuccessfully
  • attempter attempter  /ə ˈtɛm ptə/ ?  one who tries
  • attend attend  /ə ˈtɛnd/ ?  be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
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