Nouns (5)

n. a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
n. an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
fight, competitiveness
n. an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
n. [the act or process of contending in any way]

Verbs (15)

agitate, push, campaign, press, fight, crusade
v. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
struggle, fight, contend
v. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
fight down, fight back, defend, oppose, fight
v. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
v. struggle with the competitors;a minor penalty is imposed for it

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Fuzzynyms (71)

engagement, fight, conflict, battle
n. 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"
engagement, fight, conflict, battle
n. 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"
skirmish, encounter, clash, brush
n. a minor short-term fight
n. a struggle between rivals
opposition, confrontation
n. the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
public violence, riot
n. a public act of violence by an unruly mob
contravention, dispute
n. coming into conflict with
n. the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
run-in, dustup, words, row, wrangle, quarrel
n. an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
affray, fracas, altercation
n. noisy quarrel
v. judge to be right or commendable; think well of
reason, argue
v. present reasons and arguments
v. evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
v. herd and care for; "wrangle horses"
v. be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
take issue, dissent, differ, disagree
v. be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
v. be averse to or express disapproval of; "My wife objects to modern furniture"
advocate, urge, recommend
v. push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
condone, excuse
v. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
face up, face, confront
v. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
take on, play, encounter, meet
v. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
combat, battle
v. 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"
v. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
v. charge with a tilt
tussle, scuffle
v. fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters; "the drunken men started to scuffle"
buttonhole, lobby
v. detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
hold up, hold, withstand, defy
v. resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
brave out, brave, endure, weather
v. face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements"

Synonyms (8)

push for, press for
v. "The liberal party pushed for reforms"
v. stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

Antonyms (5)

criticise, criticize
v. act as a critic; "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
v. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
remain firm, stand
v. hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"


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