(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. betrothal, obligation, promise, agreement, pledge; appointment, interview; occupation, employment; battle, action, skirmish, brush, encounter. See duty, business, contention, sociality, marriage.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A predetermined action]
Syn. meeting, rendezvous, obligation, commitment; see appointment 2 , duty 2 , promise 1 .
2. [The state of being betrothed]
Syn. compact, match, betrothal, espousal, commitment, betrothing, publishing the banns, betrothment, troth.
3. [A battle]
Syn. action, combat, skirmish; see battle 1 .
See Synonym Study at battle .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. betrothal pledge, promise, commitment, plight, troth. ''In war, a battle. In love, the salubrious calm that precedes the hostilities.''—Gideon Wurdz.
2. appointment date, meeting, commitment, tryst.
3. battle encounter, combat, conflict, confrontation, skirmish, action.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A commitment, as for a performance by an entertainer: booking. Slang: gig. See PERFORMING ARTS. 2. The act or condition of being pledged to marry: betrothal, espousal, troth. See MARRIAGE. 3. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing: assurance, covenant, guarantee, guaranty, pledge, plight2, promise, solemn word, vow, warrant, word, word of honor. See OBLIGATION. 4. A commitment to appear at a certain time and place: appointment, assignation, date, rendezvous, tryst. See AGREE. 5. The act of employing for wages: employment, hire. See GET, WORK. 6. A hostile encounter between opposing military forces: action, battle, combat. See CONFLICT.

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