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bombard

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bombard

  1. 1 to use bombs or artillery against the Allies bombarded Germany for a great many months during World War II Synonyms of bombard batter, blitz, blitzkrieg, bomb, cannonade, shell Words Related to bombard enfilade; rake, strafe; assail, assault, attack, devastate, hit, pound, ravage, strike

  2. 2 to attack with a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once reporters bombarded the company spokesman with sharp questions Synonyms of bombard barrage, bomb Words Related to bombard examine, grill, interrogate, pump, query, question, quiz; debrief; cross-examine; catechize; annoy, harass, hound, pester; flood, inundate

Synonym Discussion of bombard

attack, assail, assault, bombard, storm mean to make an onslaught upon. attack implies taking the initiative in a struggle.
    • plan to attack the town at dawn
assail implies attempting to break down resistance by repeated blows or shots.
    • assailed the enemy with artillery fire
assault suggests a direct attempt to overpower by suddenness and violence of onslaught.
    • commandos assaulted the building from all sides
bombard applies to attacking with bombs or shells.
    • bombarded the city nightly
storm implies attempting to break into a defended position.
    • preparing to storm the fortress


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