combatting combatting  /kəm ˈbæ tɪŋ/


  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


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  1. When it comes to combatting AIDS, doctors and clergy don't always see eye to eye.
  2. Which means that free-market solutions are likely to remain your best ally in combatting mailbox mess.
  3. I have clearly established three priorities: combatting poverty, creating jobs--which was the principal platform of my campaign--and improving public security.


  1. Pulling Teeth

    The Philippines sets a new bar for combatting global ivory crime by becoming the first non-African nation to destroy its ivory stock.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: National Geographic

  2. Details: AID v. Alliance for Open Society International

    In an opinion by the Chief Justice, the Court held unconstitutional a provision of a statute – called the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 – that required any group that accepted funding for combatting these diseases abroad to have a “policy explicitly opposing prostitution.” That requirement, the Court held, [...]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: SCOTUSblog

  3. Cuomo, legislative leaders announce deals

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he and legislative leaders have agreed to a jobs program that would offer tax-free zones to new employers.      But Cuomo says he isn't sure how many of his 10 women's rights measures will be passed in the Senate, or if the abortion piece of the package will even reach the floor.      Cuomo has hoped that many of the elements, including combatting workplace inequities and ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WPTZ Burlington


  1. If Saudi Arabia controls Iraq or Sunni regions of Iraq, "the Iraqis would then suffer the same repression and humiliation which the people suffer under Saudi rule under the pretext of combating terrorism - ie, combatting jihad and preserving...
    on Jul 5, 2006 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: 940 News

  2. "We will not tolerate the violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity by any power in the name of combatting terrorism," Mr. Zardari told parliament.
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "For the fans and soccer it was great," Lilly said. "People saw attacking soccer, they saw goals, the teams were combatting to the very end."
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Kristine Lilly Source: Forbes

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /