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Synonyms for onset
ˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onset, oncoming(noun)

    the beginning or early stages

    "the onset of pneumonia"

    Synonyms:
    onrush, onslaught, oncoming, attack

  2. attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(noun)

    (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

    "the attack began at dawn"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, approach, attack, oncoming, onrush, bombardment, plan of attack, fire, blast, flak, onslaught, tone-beginning, flack, outpouring, barrage

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. onset(n)

    An attack may be by word; an aggression is always by deed. An assault may be upon the person, an aggression is upon rights, possessions, etc. An invasion of a nation's territories is an act of aggression; an intrusion upon a neighboring estate is a trespass. Onslaught signifies intensely violent assault, as by an army or a desperado, tho it is sometimes used of violent speech.

    Synonyms:
    aggression, assault, attack, attack, encroachment, incursion, infringement, intrusion, invasion, onslaught, trespass

    Antonyms:
    defense, repulsion, resistance, retreat, submission, surrender

    Preposition:
    The enemy made an attack upon (or on) our works.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onset(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attack, assault, charge, storm, storming, first brunt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "onset":

    emergence, beginning, appearance, start, outbreak, occurrence, arrival, apparition, advent, commencement, early, outset, initiation

How to pronounce onset?

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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say onset in sign language?

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How to use onset in a sentence?

  1. Brooke Straub:

    The fact that it's 14 days out from the onset of symptoms doesn't do me a whole lot of good.

  2. Michael Mata:

    We're seeing this time and time again. An individual, who either has the onset or the mindset to either injure officers or injure property shows up...and we roll the dice, and we are lucky that he didn't try to kill an officer or an officer didn't have to kill him.

  3. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi:

    The common-sense move is exactly what we've been stating from the onset, that ICE should have deported San Francisco sheriff.

  4. David Bonsall:

    High rates of pre-symptomatic transmission requires that the total delay, from symptom onset to contact-tracing, does not exceed 48 hours.

  5. Jorge Chavarro:

    The biggest limitation of our data, by far, is the fact that we did not have access to labor and delivery records of our study participants and therefore we do not know what the exact indication for cesarean was, nor the timing of cesarean delivery in relation to onset of labor which could have clarified some important questions.


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