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.
Origin of combat
Synonyms for combat
Examples from the Web for combated
Contemporary Examples of 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
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Historical Examples of combated
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
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
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 combattre (see combat (v.)).