combated

[ verb kuhm-bat, kom-bat, kuhm-; noun kom-bat, kuhm- ]SEE DEFINITION OF combated
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMBATED

"But it is not the right way," Maria Angelina combated in distress.

By this time, however, I had combated my own fears, and I was not going to permit his to terrify me.

We simply say that this worthy priest did good and combated evil with all his might.

When I return I shall place in your hands weapons by which the enemy may be combated.

He listened, ventured an opinion, was heard respectfully and then combated mercilessly.

Yet she combated well, and repressed the feelings which she could hardly conceal.

This error will be combated in a pamphlet, entitled "Cursed Money."

He combated the abuses of the state, as well as of the church.

His voice had a fractious tone, as if he combated an unseen tyrant.

But hurt not him who has combated so gallantly: we must respect the brave!

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from Old French combattre (12c.), from Late Latin combattere, from Latin com- "with" (each other) (see com-) + battuere "to beat, fight" (see batter (v.)). Related: Combated; combating; combatted; combatting.