Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun battle

3 senses of battle

Sense 1
battle, conflict, fight, engagement -- (a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement")
       => military action, action -- (a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea")

Sense 2
struggle, battle -- (an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 3
conflict, struggle, battle -- (an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

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

1 sense of battle

Sense 1
battle, combat -- (battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget")
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

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