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Synonyms of counterattack

Noun


1. counterattack, countermove, attack, onslaught, onset, onrush

usage: an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.

2. counterattack, counterplay, attack

usage: (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

Verb


1. counterattack, counterstrike, attack, assail

usage: make a counterattack

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