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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. Nadia Thomas:

    My relative sent me a meme from the film' Zulu' where all the British soldiers took over South Africa and knelt, about to go into battle. It said,' me and the boys, hashtag taking the knee,'.

  2. The Navy:

    Our thoughts are with the family of the USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor who lost his battle with the virus today.We remain committed to protecting our personnel and their families while continuing to assist in defeating this outbreak.

  3. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    I believe we're fighting a new Battle of Britain. Once again, against a fascist enemy, an enemy prepared to kill its enemies and civilians alike, the world is a darker place, darker clouds are massing on the horizon.

  4. Thomas J. Watson:

    Man has made some machines that can answer questions provided the facts are profusely stored in them, but we will never be able to make a machine that will ask questions. The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.

  5. Father Raul Enriquez:

    Yes to God, No to Coal! that should be our battle cry.


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