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 combating
On Wednesday night, when President Barack Obama explained our strategy for combating ISIS he said … what?In ISIS Speech, Obama Failed To Seize The Moment—Again|Malcolm MacDougall|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Winstead explained that, “combating fear and lies with humor and truth is the best job in the world.”
The cost of combating these swarms to prevent a public health crisis could be enormous, he adds.How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom|Nina Strochlic|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead he spoke about combating the stigma attached to PTSD.
Importantly, ATX-101 offers the possibility of combating double chins without surgery.Kythera Helps You Melt Your Double Chin, No Diet or Surgery Required|Daniel Gross|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In this you think you are combating prejudice, but you are at war with Nature.
Thus Freemasonry, under the pretext of combating ignorance, wages a deceitful and implacable war against religion.Public School Education|Michael Mller
In combating the coalition, he was fighting battles for them all.Joseph Bonaparte|John S. C. Abbott
Now, we think this supplies a reductio ad absurdum of the doctrine we are combating.Illustrations of Universal Progress|Herbert Spencer
He has gained insight into the way of combating his tics, and his self-confidence is on the up grade.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
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.)).