Textual thesaurus for "battle"

(noun) struggle

an energetic attempt to achieve something

getting through the crowd was a real struggle; he fought a battle for recognition

(noun) conflict, engagement, fight

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga; he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

(noun) struggle, conflict

an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph--Thomas Paine; police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

(verb) combat

battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq; We must combat the prejudices against other races; they battled over the budget