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1. combat

noun. ['ˈkɑːmbæt, kəmˈbæt'] an engagement fought between two military forces.

Synonyms

  • aggression
  • trench warfare
  • engagement
  • hostilities
  • war
  • armed combat
  • conflict
  • fight
  • battle
  • belligerency

Antonyms

  • defend
  • arrange
  • agreement
  • orderly

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Words that Rhyme with Combat

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Example sentences of the word combat


1. Noun, singular or mass
There is also tax-free pay for those working in combat zones.

2. Verb, base form
One way to combat this is to make sure the praise is thoughtful.

Quotes containing the word combat


1. I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be.
- Josh Gad

2. Hugh and I have been together for so long that in order to arouse extraordinary passion, we need to engage in physical combat. Once, he hit me on the back of the head with a broken wineglass, and I fell to the floor pretending to be unconscious. That was romantic, or would have been had he rushed to my side rather than stepping over my body to fetch the dustpan.
- David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

3. You know how hard it is to feel like an extreme falcon-headed combat machine when somebody calls you "chicken man"?
- Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

2. combat-ready

adjective. engaged in or ready for military or naval operations.

Synonyms

  • active
  • fighting

Antonyms

  • unserviceable
  • inoperative
  • dull

3. combat

verb. ['ˈkɑːmbæt, kəmˈbæt'] battle or contend against in or as if in a battle.

Synonyms

  • dogfight
  • wrestle
  • fight
  • contend
  • battle

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • understate
  • inhale
  • stay in place

4. combat

noun. ['ˈkɑːmbæt, kəmˈbæt'] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle.

Synonyms

  • tussle
  • snickersnee
  • encounter
  • dogfight
  • rough-and-tumble
  • clash
  • scrap
  • impact
  • whipping
  • fighting
  • gunplay
  • in-fighting
  • hassle
  • fray
  • affray
  • battle
  • blow
  • shock
  • slugfest
  • scuffle
  • battering
  • affaire d'honneur
  • close-quarter fighting
  • rumble
  • set-to
  • brush
  • shootout
  • single combat
  • duel
  • knife fight
  • beating
  • brawl
  • conflict
  • fistfight
  • disturbance
  • cut-and-thrust
  • free-for-all
  • gang fight
  • skirmish
  • fencing
  • fisticuffs
  • gunfight
  • banging
  • fight
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • agree
  • stifle
  • victory
  • spiritless
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