Synonyms for battle
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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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"
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
an energetic attempt to achieve something
"getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
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"
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"
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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.
We know how important every game is now and we’re not going down without a battle.
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.
Col. Moore realized for us it would be a battle of survival.
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Translations for battle
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- бі́тва, змага́нне, бойBelarusian
- би́тка, сражавам се, сраже́ние, борба́, бойBulgarian
- batalla, batallarCatalan, Valencian
- boj, bitva, bojovat, zápasCzech
- kamp, slagDanish
- bekämpfen, Schlacht, kämpfen, bekriegen, KampfGerman
- μάχη, αγώνας, μάχομαιGreek
- batalo, lukto, batali, luktiEsperanto
- lucha, luchar, batallar, batallaSpanish
- guda, batailaBasque
- رزم, نبردPersian
- taistella, taisteluFinnish
- lutte, bataille, lutterFrench
- batalla, batallarGalician
- מאבק, קרבHebrew
- csata, ütközetHungarian
- կռիվ, ճակատամարտ, պայքար, մարտArmenian
- bardagi, baráttaIcelandic
- battaglia, lottaItalian
- 戦, 戦闘, 戦う, 戦いJapanese
- SchluechtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- би́тка, бојMacedonian
- gevecht, veldslag, bestrijden, bevechten, slag, strijden, vechten, strijdDutch
- walka, batalion, bitwa, bój, bataliaPolish
- luta, batalha, batalharPortuguese
- bataglia, battagliaRomansh
- сража́ться, сраже́ние, бата́лия, боро́ться, борьба́, би́тва, бой, срази́ться, би́тьсяRussian
- batàglia, bataza, batalla, batadhaSardinian
- bitka, borba, битка, boj, борба, бојSerbo-Croatian
- bitka, bojSlovak
- harp, savaşTurkish
- бій, би́тваUkrainian
- trận đánhVietnamese
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