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Synonyms of battle in English:


  • 1 he was killed in the battle
    fight, armed conflict, clash, struggle, skirmish, engagement, fray, duel;
    war, campaign, crusade;
    informalscrap, dogfight, shoot-out
  • 2 a battle at the office
    conflict, clash, contest, competition, struggle, turf war;
    disagreement, argument, altercation, dispute, controversy, tug-of-war
    vulgar slangshitstorm
  • verb

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  • 1 he has been battling cancer
    fight, combat, contend with;
    resist, withstand, stand up to, confront;
    war with, feud with;
    struggle with, strive against
  • 2 Mark battled his way to the podium
    force, push, elbow, shoulder, fight;
    struggle, labor
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