Antonyms for fight

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fahyt
Phonetic Transcription : faɪt

Definition of fight

Origin :
  • Old English feohtan "to fight" (class III strong verb; past tense feaht, past participle fohten), from Proto-Germanic *fekhtanan (cf. Old High German fehtan, German fechten, Middle Dutch and Dutch vechten, Old Frisian fiuhta "to fight"), from PIE *pek- "to pluck out" (wool or hair), apparently with a notion of "pulling roughly" (cf. Greek pekein "to comb, shear," pekos "fleece, wool;" Persian pashm "wool, down," Latin pectere "to comb," Sanskrit paksman- "eyebrows, hair").
  • Spelling substitution of -gh- for a "hard H" sound was a Middle English scribal habit, especially before -t-. In some late Old English examples, the middle consonant was represented by a yogh. To fight back "resist" is recorded from 1890.
  • noun physical encounter
  • noun courage, will to resist
  • verb engage in physical encounter
  • verb oppose action, belief
Example sentences :
  • Now he was about to go out into the great world, and fight his own way.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • It caused them to fight for the sole possession of this Paradise upon Earth.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Are you—do you mean you're going to fight the other man, too?
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • These were not the men to endure privations and fight their country's battles.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • George was anxious to do the right, but did not know how to fight against the wrong.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • But the fight had taken a new and a strange turn upon the other side.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I have seen them fight too often not to know that they are very hardy and valiant gentlemen.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He knew we could whip Great Britain, and he wanted to fight her.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870 » by Various
  • In his fight with Cloten he is depicted as a rare swordsman of wonderful magnanimity.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • I've got to fight this out alone, and the less I see of you the better.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Synonyms for fight

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019