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Another word for battle

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Noun
  1. A hostile encounter between opposing military forces

    See also:

    conflict

  2. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

    See also:

    conflict

Verb
  1. To strive in opposition

    See also:

    conflict

Another word for battle

Idioms:

Synonym Study

  • Combat , the most general of these terms, simply implies armed fighting, without further qualification
  • Action stresses engagement in active fighting killed in action
  • Skirmish refers to a brief encounter between small detachments
  • Encounter usually suggests a chance meeting of hostile forces
  • A campaign is a series of military operations with a particular objective and may involve a number of battles
  • Engagement , a more formal term, stresses the actual meeting of opposing forces, with no restrictive connotation as to duration
  • Battle denotes a conflict between armed forces in a war and implies a large-scale, prolonged contest over a particular area