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Synonyms for battle
ˈbæt 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

    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

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

  2. struggle, battle(noun)

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

    "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"

    Synonyms:
    fight, struggle, conflict, engagement

  3. conflict, struggle, battle(verb)

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

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

  4. 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:
    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. battle

    Synonyms:
    fight, conflict, contest, combat, engagement, encounter, action

    Antonyms:
    peace, truce, pacification, arbitrament, council, mediation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. battle(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. battle(n)

    Synonyms:
    engagement, fight, encounter, skirmish, contest, combat, tournament, strife

How to pronounce battle?

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How to use battle in a sentence?

  1. Brock McGinn:

    Were expecting the same type of battle, i think its going to be tight checking. Theyre very defensive, dont give you too much time and space. Weve just got to continue to play our style of game. Weve got to be a forechecking team and just work them and just keep playing our style.

  2. Toto Wolff:

    Every great Formula One season is marked by a great rivalry. Last year it was our internal battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico and this year it seems that the fight is on between Ferrari and Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian, as calm as it started, it was only a matter of time until the rivalry would eventually become more fierce and controversial. That moment happened in Baku and we saw the results of that tension on track.

  3. Dane Lucas Bjerregaard:

    It was fun to battle with Justin these last two days, it's guys like him that I want to go out and compete against, and at least I gave him a little bit of a scare.

  4. Josh Koskoff:

    It is the gold standard for killing the enemy in battle, just as it has become the gold standard for mass murder of innocent civilians.

  5. Franklin Graham:

    Let’s join the Warriors in this battle with our prayers.


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