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Synonyms for battleˈbæt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement(noun)

    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

    Synonyms:
    conflict, fight, competitiveness, troth, engagement, fighting, booking, difference, struggle, mesh, interlocking, betrothal, battle, involution, difference of opinion, participation, employment, dispute, scrap, appointment, meshing, involvement, combat, date

  2. struggle, battle(noun)

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

    Synonyms:
    fight, struggle, battle, conflict, engagement

  3. conflict, struggle, battle(verb)

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    Synonyms:
    struggle, battle, difference of opinion, conflict, fight, dispute, engagement, difference

  4. battle, combat(verb)

    battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

    Synonyms:
    battle, combat

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. battle

    Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.

    Synonyms:
    action, affair, bout, combat, conflict, contest, encounter, engagement, fight, passage of arms, skirmish, strife

    Antonyms:
    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    Preposition:
    A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. battle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    combat, engagement, action, conflict, contest, fight, rencontre, collision, skirmish, brush, affair


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