Difference between attack and smite

attack

Definitions

noun

  1. a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  2. intense adverse criticism
  3. the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
  4. ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
  5. a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
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verb

  1. launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
  2. take the initiative and go on the offensive
  3. begin to injure
  4. set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
  5. attack someone physically or emotionally
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Examples

Blackpool Scorpions notched their first away win of the season against a good attacking Leigh team.

IS is said to have used chlorine gas in attacks and built up a substantial chemical weapons cache.

Airline officials are calling the attack a suicide attempt.

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smite

Definitions

verb

  1. inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
  2. affect suddenly with deep feeling
  3. cause physical pain or suffering in

Examples

A certain bestubbled, black turtleneck-wearing chieftain in Cupertino, Calif., may smite us for saying so, but perhaps it's time to raise a blasphemous notion: Now is not a good time to buy Apple stock.

So saying she seized a sword and made at him to smite him; and behold, he cried out and said, “O Kings of the Age, suffer her not to slay me, till I shall have told you the rare adventures that have betided me.”

And he hath indignation thereof, and putteth away the wedge despiteously and right fiercely, and then the wedge falleth and smiteth him harder than it did before, and he striveth so long with the wedge, until his feeble head doth fail by oft smiting of the wedge, and then he falleth down upon the pricks and stakes, and slayeth himself in that wise.

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