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
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
British Dictionary definitions for combating
noun (ˈkɒmbæt, -bət, ˈkʌm-)
- an action fought between two military forces
- (as modifier)a combat jacket