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combats

verb
present tense third-person singular of combat

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to oppose (someone) in physical conflict
  • a general eager to combat the enemy on his own ground

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2 to strive to reduce or eliminate
  • must marshal all of our resources to combat this disease

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combats

noun
plural of combat

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1 active fighting during the course of a war
  • a soldier who served throughout the war without actually seeing combat

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2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • the two stags entered a furious combat for dominance of the herd

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3 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
  • the fierce ideological combat between the religionists and the secularists

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“Combats.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/combats. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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