verb (used with object), com·bat·ed, com·bat·ing or (especially British) com·bat·ted, com·bat·ting.
verb (used without object), com·bat·ed, com·bat·ing or (especially British) com·bat·ted, com·bat·ting.
- comb-footed spider,
- combat boot,
- combat fatigue,
- combat infantryman badge,
- combat neurosis,
- combat team
Origin of combat
Examples from the Web for combated
Encouraging social change, the NGO raised money for scholarships, shared curricula across borders, and combated sex trafficking.Mothers of Invention: Girltank, A Sisterhood of Changemakers|A Daily Beast Sponsor|December 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I had come into a place mute of all light, that bellows as the sea does in a tempest, if it be combated by opposing winds.
He combated the abuses of the state, as well as of the church.
He does not seem, at first, to have combated his father's obstinate demand that he should take orders in the Church of England.Aspects and Impressions|Edmund Gosse
With what success, and with what "reasons," you have combated the first two has already been seen.
I mind how I combated his melancholy, for he was most melancholic.The Path of the King|John Buchan
noun (ˈkɒmbæt, -bət, ˈkʌm-)
- an action fought between two military forces
- (as modifier)a combat jacket
verb (kəmˈbæt, ˈkɒmbæt, ˈkʌm-) -bats, -bating or -bated
Word Origin for combat
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.
1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from combattre (see combat (v.)).