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.
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Example sentences from the Web for combat
Of its precise nature, or how it is to be combatted, we are unaware.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
For himself, he combatted with no force; he but yielded in welcome to what to him was irresistible.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
Ideas must be combatted by ideas, and it is only by the propaganda of the idea that we can prepare humanity for its future.The Positive School of Criminology|Enrico Ferri
The disease is combatted by dusting with flowers of sulphur or by spraying with bordeaux mixture as for black-rot.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Ropars combatted these fears, repeating that the Surgeon was encouraged, and that all would go well.Mathieu Ropars: et cetera|William Young
British Dictionary definitions for combat
noun (ˈkɒmbæt, -bət, ˈkʌm-)
- an action fought between two military forces
- (as modifier)a combat jacket