an·​ti-ter·​ror | \ ˌan-ˌtī-ˈter-ər How to pronounce anti-terror (audio) , -ˈte-rər, ˌan-tē- \

Definition of anti-terror

: designed for or concerned with preventing or combating terrorism The tough new anti-terror laws could include allowing security forces to hold terror suspects without charge for 14 days and track people suspected of involvement with terror groups for up to a year, including using electronic tagging.Miami Herald, 28 Sept. 2005 Military assistance to Kenya and Algeria—both viewed as pivotal states for U.S. anti-terror operations in Africa—has also increased drastically.— Frida Berrigan and William D. Hartung, Baltimore Sun, 5 Oct. 2007 Pakistan had been a key anti-terror ally of the US in its war of terror, and the latter has been providing huge funds to it to seriously fight against extremism, particularly within its territories.Hindustan Times, 2 Oct. 2008

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First Known Use of anti-terror

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-terror

anti- entry 1 + terror entry 1

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“Anti-terror.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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