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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. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    You know, our aviators are conducting combat air patrols, I mean, that's the name of the mission, combat air patrol. So, of course it's combat, you know, they are conducting combat -- when you're a pilot and you strike an enemy target with thousands of pounds of bombs, that's aerial combat.

  2. Edward J. Burns:

    It is truly disheartening to see that despite our many efforts, spending countless hours trying to address this issue, that the police, whom we need most in helping us to combat abuse, write this document and participate in this search.

  3. Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday:

    If we must first question the intentions of our shipmate standing the watch with us, now, and especially, when taking fire, we will fail when the Nation needs us must in combat.

  4. Sean Higgins:

    How do you compare someone getting wounded in combat to someone getting in trouble for message he sent? How can Cohen claim (Strzok) get a Purple Heart for that?

  5. Li Keqiang:

    We will implement the military strategy for the new era, strengthen military training under combat conditions, and firmly protect China's sovereignty, security and development interests, we will further implement the military-civilian integration strategy, and speed up efforts to make innovations in defense-related science and technology.


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