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Topic: MILITARY


offensive

2 noun
     
offensive2 [countable]
1PM a planned military attack involving large forces over a long period:
A major offensive was launched on August 22.
2

go on the offensive

also

take the offensive

to start attacking or criticizing someone before they start attacking or criticizing you:
Republicans went on the offensive over soaring gasoline prices.
The international coalition was ready to take the offensive.
3

charm/diplomatic offensive

a planned set of actions intended to influence a lot of people
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