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war

war

 
 
pronunciation:
wor
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
at war, declare war on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state or period of open, armed fighting between nations, states, or other groups of people.
synonyms:
conflict, hostilities, warfare
antonyms:
peace
similar words:
battle, clash, combat, conquest, engagement, fighting, insurgency, invasion, rebellion, revolution, strife, struggle
definition 2: a state of active or open hostility or competition.
a war of ideologies
synonyms:
antagonism, clash, competition, confrontation, face-off, hostility
antonyms:
peace
similar words:
battle, conflict, contention, contest, dissension, duel, infighting, rivalry, showdown, sparring, strife, struggle, warfare
definition 3: a strong effort; struggle.
the war against poverty
synonyms:
push, struggle
similar words:
campaign, combat, contention, initiative, tussle
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phrase: at war
phrase: declare war on
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: warred, warring, wars
definition 1: to make or wage war; fight.
synonyms:
combat, engage, fight
similar words:
attack, battle, skirmish
definition 2: to fight vigorously; oppose; contend.
synonyms:
combat, contend, fight, strive
similar words:
battle, dispute, mix it up, oppose, wrangle
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Homophone Note
The words war and wore (past tense of "wear") sound alike but have different meanings.
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