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Synonyms for battle
ˈbæt lbat·tle

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagementnoun

    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, battlenoun

    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, battleverb

    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, combatverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. battlenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. battlenoun

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

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How to use battle in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Smiles:

    The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

  2. Elias Pettersson:

    We know how important every game is now and we’re not going down without a battle.

  3. Alexander Ludwig:

    The battle scenes are gruelling, we play a game of who can get rid of their shield first, because it’s so heavy and it throws your back out. You have all that gear on. It’s the most exhausting filming I’ve ever done.

  4. Tony Nadal:

    Col. Moore realized for us it would be a battle of survival.

  5. Sarah Super:

    Read MoreHodges revealed in 2014 that Read MoreHodges was an alcoholic who had taken Read MoreHodges last drink as a college student, more than 25 years earlier, MinnPost reported. With Read MoreHodges first term ending in November, Hodges, 47, is now locked in a tough reelection battle against several challengers. Two of her key political opponents joined others in voicing their support for Hodges' Facebook post, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.Community conversationHaving a public figure like Hodges come forward is particularly powerful, i think this has brought this almost unavoidable conversation into public space.


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