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combat

com·bat

combat

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: km baet [or] kam baet
inflections: combated, combating, combats, combatted, combatting
definition: to fight against.
Doctors do their best to combat disease.She combated the desire to cry.
synonyms:
battle, fight, oppose, resist
antonyms:
champion
similar words:
assault, attack, challenge, check, conflict with, contest, curb, dispute, halt, restrain
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam baet
definition: fighting, especially against an enemy in war.
The brave soldier won a medal for his behavior in combat.
synonyms:
action, battle, clash, conflict, fight, struggle, war, warfare
similar words:
argument, disagreement, dispute, feud, hostilities, quarrel
Word Parts
The word combat contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
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bat Latin root that means beat
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