What are some alternative words for counterattack?

Synonyms for counterattackˈkaʊn tər əˌtæk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterattack, countermove(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    countermove, counterplay, counterattack

  2. counterattack, counterplay(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    countermove, counterplay, counterattack

  3. counterattack, counterstrike(verb)

    make a counterattack

    Synonyms:
    counterstrike, counterattack

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counter-attack, counter-offensive

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