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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. combatnoun

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. combatnoun

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

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How to use combat in a sentence?

  1. Dave Marver:

    And so what we’re doing rather than working to replace the shell of the combat helmet, which is good at ballistic protection, we’re actually replacing the inner padding, which is currently just foam.

  2. Chris Capossela:

    We have expressed deep concerns to Facebook and are stopping Chris Capossela on the platform until we see more robust safeguards in place, we are also reviewing our social media strategy across all markets and platforms, and we will take additional actions as needed to protect our brand and combat hateful content.

  3. James Vernon:

    First rule of combat: Be fast and vigorous.

  4. Joshua Koskoff:

    Remington took a weapon that was made to the specs of the U.S. military for the purpose of killing enemy soldiers in combat -- and that weapon in the military is cared for with tremendous amount of diligence, in terms of training, storage, who gets the weapon, and who can use it, they took that same weapon and started peddling it to the civilian market for the purposes of making a lot of money.

  5. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    This means that as long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. They'll be able to drive tanks, give orders, lead infantry soldiers into combat, there will be no exceptions.


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