anti-terrorism

adjective

an·​ti-ter·​ror·​ism
ˌan-tē-ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-terrorism (audio)
variants or less commonly antiterrorism
: acting against, opposing, or combating terrorism
developed a new anti-terrorism strategy
antiterrorism sanctions
anti-terrorism noun
or less commonly antiterrorism
a stronger approach to anti-terrorism

Examples of anti-terrorism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The more severe kind is a federal anti-terrorism program, while the less severe type is maintained by individual airlines for unruly passengers. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2024 And it has not yet been designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an anti-terrorism technology under a 2002 federal law providing liability protections for companies. David A. Lieb, Fortune, 12 May 2024 The other 18 member nations of NATO launched a number of operations in response, including the deployment of air forces to secure the skies over the U.S. and naval anti-terrorism efforts. Julia Zorthian, TIME, 30 Apr. 2024 Police have quelled peaceful protests and thrown activists and dissidents into jail using draconian anti-terrorism laws. Astha Rajvanshi, TIME, 2 Apr. 2024 Reuters — Judges at the top UN court on Wednesday found that Russia violated elements of a UN anti-terrorism treaty, but declined to rule on allegations brought by Kyiv that Moscow was responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Reuters, CNN, 31 Jan. 2024 The anti-terrorism narrative disappeared with the decline of al-Qaeda and Islamic State in the late 2010s, and no other transnational group group has taken their place. TIME, 31 Jan. 2024 In 1982, Italian anti-terrorism forces rescued U.S. Brig. Chicago Tribune, 28 Jan. 2024 She was sentenced to life imprisonment for violating Myanmar’s anti-terrorism law by possessing a drone. Patrick Frater, Variety, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-terrorism was in 1931

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“Anti-terrorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-terrorism. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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