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

2 senses of combat

Sense 1
combat, armed combat -- (an engagement fought between two military forces)
       => 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")

Sense 2
fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")
       => 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")

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

1 sense of combat

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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