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battle

[ bat-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF battle
  • nounmilitary fight
  • nounstruggle
  • verbfight, struggle

Synonyms for battle

  • action
  • assault
  • attack
  • bloodshed
  • bombing
  • campaign
  • clash
  • combat
  • conflict
  • crusade
  • encounter
  • fighting
  • hostility
  • skirmish
  • strife
  • struggle
  • war
  • warfare
  • barrage
  • brush
  • carnage
  • contention
  • engagement
  • fray
  • havoc
  • onset
  • onslaught
  • press
  • ravage
  • scrimmage
  • sortie
  • blitzkreig
  • significant contact
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Antonyms for battle

  • accord
  • ceasefire
  • harmony
  • peace
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • truce
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BATTLE

The Assyrians marched against the Egyptians and defeated them in battle.

The battle was disastrous for the Egyptians and the valley of the Nile was open to the invaders.

No stones or other missiles were used; the battle was fist to fist.

The first sign of unwariness would begin and end the battle.

My heart leaped into my throat, as it were, and I made ready for battle.

She roused every fevered nerve to do battle with the strong man for his son.

The tempter was sure that the battle was won, and smiled contentedly.

The winning of a battle is not enough to engage all our admiration; it must be won by an artist.

So she planned her battle, ignorant that she had lost already.

On the third day after the battle, the order was given to march.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French bataille "battle, single combat," also "inner turmoil, harsh circumstances; army, body of soldiers," from Late Latin battualia "exercise of soldiers and gladiators in fighting and fencing," from Latin battuere "to beat, to strike" (see batter (v.)). Phrase battle royal "fight involving several combatants" is from 1670s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BATTLE

action

nounan aggressive military deed
  • battle
  • combat
  • conflict
  • contest
  • encounter
  • engagement
  • fight
  • fighting
  • fray
  • skirmish
  • warfare

argue

verbverbally fight
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