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Synonyms for combatkəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; ˈkɒm bæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combat, armed combat(noun)

    an engagement fought between two military forces

    Synonyms:
    fight, armed combat, fighting, scrap, combat

  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrap(verb)

    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

    Synonyms:
    bit, flake, battle, fleck, fighting, conflict, rubbish, trash, fight, scrap, competitiveness, armed combat, combat, engagement, chip

  3. battle, combat(verb)

    battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

    "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"

    Synonyms:
    battle, combat

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. combat(v)

    To attack is to begin hostilities of any kind. A general invades a country by marching in troops; he attacks a city by drawing up an army against it; he assaults it by hurling his troops directly upon its defenses. Assail and assault, tho of the same original etymology, have diverged in meaning, so that assault alone retains the meaning of direct personal violence. One may assail another with reproaches; he assaults him with a blow, a brandished weapon, etc. Armies or squadrons charge; combat and encounter may be said of individual contests. To beset is to set around, or, so to speak, to stud one's path, with menaces, attacks, or persuasions. To besiege and beleaguer are the acts of armies. To encounter is to meet face to face, and may be said either of the attacking or of the resisting force or person, or of both.

    Synonyms:
    assail, assault, attack, attack, beleaguer, beset, besiege, charge, encounter, fall upon, invade, set upon, storm

    Antonyms:
    aid, befriend, cover, defend, protect, resist, shelter, shield, support, sustain, uphold, withstand

    Preposition:
    We were attacked by the enemy with cannon and musketry.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. combat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fight, contend, struggle, contest, war

  2. combat(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    oppose, resist, withstand, contend against, battle with, struggle with, war against

  3. combat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    battle, fight, conflict, engagement, action, contest, encounter, rencounter, skirmish, brush, affair


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