Synonyms for combat

Synonyms for (noun) combat

Synonyms: armed combat, combat

Definition: an engagement fought between two military forces

Similar words: conflict, battle, engagement, fight

Definition: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

Usage: 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: scrap, combat, fight, fighting

Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

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

Similar words: battle, struggle, conflict

Definition: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

Usage: 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 for (verb) combat

Synonyms: combat, battle

Definition: battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

Usage: The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq; We must combat the prejudices against other races; they battled over the budget

Similar words: fight, contend, struggle

Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country