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Synonyms for combat
kəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; ˈkɒm bæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combat, armed combat(noun)

    an engagement fought between two military forces

    Synonyms:
    fight, armed combat, fighting, scrap

  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrap(verb)

    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, 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:
    battle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. combat(v)

    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. combat(n)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. combat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fight, contend, struggle, contest, war

  2. combat(v. a.)

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

  3. combat(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. combat(n)

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

How to pronounce combat?

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How to say combat in sign language?

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How to use combat in a sentence?

  1. Malcolm Frost:

    The goal is about a having a more combat-ready army.

  2. Colin Wayne/Integrity Driven -RRB-:

    If a veteran returning home from a combat zone needs to see someone for PTSD help, they may not be around in [two to three]months when they can finally get an appointment. With an average of 22 veteran suicides per day, there is a sense of urgency. The VA is an absolute nightmare and I would contest that most veterans would agree with that statement.

  3. Lisa Helfend Meyer:

    His reported income is about $300,000 a month, he’s been able to out-lawyer a woman who doesn’t have the finances or the celebrity to combat him.

  4. Rachel Gordon:

    We've gotten many, many calls from people who wanted it done in their alley or on their buildings, some people are saying it's just a gimmick, but other people hope it will combat some of the smelly areas of San Francisco that have been saturated with urine.

  5. Tiernan Sittenfeld:

    In 2018, we saw a big shift in terms of candidates running on climate change as never before, and that has only increased as we're seeing in the presidential, i think -- if not every candidate, pretty close to every single candidate -- who is going to be on( CNN's town hall) stage has put out an ambitious, comprehensive plan to combat the climate crisis. So we've definitely seen that this issue is finally starting to get the attention that it deserves.


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