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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. John Kasich:

    We must be more forceful in the battle of ideas. U.S. public diplomacy and international broadcasting have lost their focus on the case for Western values and ideals and effectively countering our opponents' propaganda and disinformation, i will consolidate them into a new agency that has a clear mandate to promote the core, Judeo-Christian, Western values that we and our friends and allies share -- the values of human rights, the values of democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association.

  2. Jeff Lautt:

    It's a big win in this David versus Goliath battle of the biofuels industry against Big Oil, at the end of the day, I want to be able to leave the planet better than we found it.

  3. Jerry Kang:

    With new [designs] entering the marketplace next year to entice consumers, smartphone manufacturers will find themselves locked in a fierce battle with one another as they jostle to win market share for their new smartphone models featuring dual-edge curved and foldable AMOLED displays.

  4. Brian Czarnecki:

    Mother nature has been quite a battle this year, it's been the most challenging year I've had in the ski business.

  5. The Washington Post:

    What delta means is that the battle against the coronavirus will be ongoing for some time, possibly years. We have to be flexible and determined, using all the tools available, most obviously, when we have a tool that works and a vaccine, why would we not take full advantage?

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