Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb batter

3 senses of batter

Sense 1
buffet, knock about, batter -- (strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 2
clobber, baste, batter -- (strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her")
       => beat, beat up, work over -- (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students")

Sense 3
dinge, batter -- (make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Antonyms of adj battered

3 senses of battered

Sense 1
battered, beat-up, beaten-up -- (damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car"; "the beaten-up old Ford")

INDIRECT (VIA damaged) -> undamaged -- (not harmed or spoiled; sound)

Sense 2
battered -- (damaged especially by hard usage; "his battered old hat")

INDIRECT (VIA worn) -> new -- (unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new")

Sense 3
battered -- (exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury; "a battered child"; "the battered woman syndrome")

INDIRECT (VIA abused) -> unabused -- (not physically abused; treated properly)

Similarity of adj battered

3 senses of battered

Sense 1
battered, beat-up, beaten-up -- (damaged by blows or hard usage; "a battered old car"; "the beaten-up old Ford")
       => damaged (vs. undamaged) -- (harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings")

Sense 2
battered -- (damaged especially by hard usage; "his battered old hat")
       => worn (vs. new) -- (affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket")

Sense 3
battered -- (exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury; "a battered child"; "the battered woman syndrome")
       => abused (vs. unabused), ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated -- (subjected to cruel treatment; "an abused wife")

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