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offensive in Military topic

offensiveoffensive2 noun [countable]  1 PMATTACKa planned military attack involving large forces over a long period a military offensive A major offensive was launched on August 22.2 go on the offensive3 charm/diplomatic offensive
Examples from the Corpus
offensiveGovernment troops launched an offensive against UNITA positions in the north.The government offensive in Arakan was only part of a broader offensive launched against rebel forces in late 1991.The failure of the Guadalajara offensive marked the end of a period of change discernible in Franco's military tactics.The great military offensive had failed, and it seemed victory was escaping them.The rebel offensive resumed on Thursday, leaving 12 dead and many injured.Before the offensive began he had tried in vain to impress this upon his superiors.In the view of many analysts here, they did not have to create the impression that they are on the offensive.offensive ... launchedAn offensive must be launched, she thought feverishly.The government offensive in Arakan was only part of a broader offensive launched against rebel forces in late 1991.At the same time it launched an ideological offensive launched to justify this approach to solving the crisis.