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Synonyms for combat
kəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; ˈkɒm bætcom·bat

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. combatverb

    To attack is to begin hostilities of any kind. A general invades a country by marching in troops; he attacks a city by drawing up an army against it; he assaults it by hurling his troops directly upon its defenses. Assail and assault, tho of the same original etymology, have diverged in meaning, so that assault alone retains the meaning of direct personal violence. One may assail another with reproaches; he assaults him with a blow, a brandished weapon, etc. Armies or squadrons charge; combat and encounter may be said of individual contests. To beset is to set around, or, so to speak, to stud one's path, with menaces, attacks, or persuasions. To besiege and beleaguer are the acts of armies. To encounter is to meet face to face, and may be said either of the attacking or of the resisting force or person, or of both.

    Synonyms:
    assail, assault, attack, attack, beleaguer, beset, besiege, charge, encounter, fall upon, invade, set upon, storm

    Antonyms:
    aid, befriend, cover, defend, protect, resist, shelter, shield, support, sustain, uphold, withstand

    Preposition:
    We were attacked by the enemy with cannon and musketry.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. combatnoun

    Synonyms:
    encounter, conflict, contention, struggle, contest, engagement, arms, battle

    Antonyms:
    surrender, submission, mediation, reconciliation, truce, arbitration

Princeton's WordNet

  1. combat, armed combatnoun

    an engagement fought between two military forces

    Synonyms:
    fight, armed combat, fighting, scrap

  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrapverb

    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

    Synonyms:
    bit, flake, battle, fleck, fighting, conflict, rubbish, trash, fight, scrap, competitiveness, armed combat, engagement, chip

  3. 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:
    battle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. combatverb

    Synonyms:
    fight, contend, struggle, contest, war

  2. combatverb

    Synonyms:
    oppose, resist, withstand, contend against, battle with, struggle with, war against

  3. combatnoun

    Synonyms:
    battle, fight, conflict, engagement, action, contest, encounter, rencounter, skirmish, brush, affair

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. combatnoun

    Synonyms:
    contest bout, struggle, contention, fight, joust, battle

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How to use combat in a sentence?

  1. Michele Gold:

    We never want the history of the Holocaust to be a footnote in the history books, we need to talk about the Holocaust, we need to teach about the Holocaust because it is the most effective way to combat anti-Semitism and racism in all its forms ... and it’s never been as important as it is today.

  2. Jeff DeYoung:

    Since then, my office has been contacted by countless veterans who have described the mismanagement of the program. Our veterans selflessly put themselves in harm’s way with their military working dogs, yet too many of them are now separated because of hollow promises from our government. They deserve answers, and it’s for this reason that I am requesting the House Armed Services Committee to launch a formal inquiry into the adoptions of these combat dogs. for four years I continuously tried to email this company asking about where he was.

  3. Army Gen. Mark Milley:

    I will be happy when the appropriate time comes and in front of the proper committees and anybody else, through history and every -- I will stand by the intelligence I saw, that it was compelling, it was imminent, and it was very, very clear in scale, scope, did it exactly say who, what, when, where ? No, but he was planning, coordinating and synchronizing significant combat operations against Army Gen. Mark Milley military forces in the region and it was imminent.

  4. Neil Hicks:

    President Trump says he wants to focus bilateral talks on security, but what drives insecurity in Egypt is the government's harsh repression, when human rights are not protected, instability fuels the very extremism that President Trump says he is trying to combat. If President Trump fails to raise human rights concerns with President Sisi, he is by definition undermining the global struggle against terrorism and violent extremism.

  5. Juanita Molina:

    What I hear thousands of times over these years is 'I'd rather die trying. So as much as we try to produce this message, we know that people are going to continue to cross, and what I hope from this community and from these instances is that we continue to put resources into saving those who come to our shores, saving those who cross into our desert, i worked in many emergency rooms where they train combat doctors, but I was completely ill-prepared to see what happened here in the desert, and the desolation, the moment where you find someone, and you know that they're unstable, and you need to get help immediately.

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