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war

war

 
 
pronunciation:
wor
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at war, declare war on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state or time of armed fighting between countries, states, or other groups of people.
Many lives were lost in World War II.
synonyms:
conflict, hostilities, warfare
antonyms:
peace
similar words:
battle, clash, combat, conquest, engagement, fighting, invasion, rebellion, revolution, struggle
definition 2: a strong effort to achieve something; fight or struggle.
Changes in the laws might help win the war against poverty.
synonyms:
push, struggle
similar words:
campaign, combat, initiative
phrase: at war
phrase: declare war on
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: warred, warring, wars
definition: to make or take part in war; fight.
The Soviet Union and Afghanistan warred with one another for many years.
synonyms:
fight
similar words:
attack, battle
Homophone Note
The words war and wore (past tense of "wear") sound alike but have different meanings.
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