combatted combatted


  1. (n) an engagement fought between two military forces
  2. (n) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  3. (v) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle


Derived Word(s)


  1. For Blair, armed intervention to remove the Taliban and Saddam was never the only way in which Islamic extremism had to be combatted.
  2. While serving as Ambassador to Cuba, Mexico and Argentina during and after the war, he combatted the Communists.
  3. I am convinced that in the spring of 1974 SALT turned into an end in itself for its votaries; for its opponents it was a danger to be combatted at any cost.



  1. In the hourlong interview Wednesday on Onda Cero radio, Zapatero said that "fighting terrorism with bombs ...... with Tomahawk missiles, isn't the way to defeat terrorism. ...... Terrorism is combatted by the state of law. ...... That's what I think...
    on Mar 17, 2004 By: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Source: USA Today

  2. "We are facing the same threat as Spain," Kwasniewski said, but he stressed that "terrorism must be combatted, also with force."
    on Mar 18, 2004 By: Aleksander Kwasniewski Source: USA Today

  3. "Racism and xenophobia can only be combatted effectively inside society," German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries told reporters after a meeting with her counterparts in Luxembourg.
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Brigitte Zypries Source: Deutsche Welle

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