anti-violence

adjective

an·​ti-vi·​o·​lence
ˌan-tē-ˈvī-lən(t)s,
-ˈvī-ə- How to pronounce anti-violence (audio)
ˌan-tī-
variants or less commonly antiviolence
: acting against or opposing violence
anti-violence initiatives
an anti-violence rally
There's an emerging alliance of anti-pornography and anti-violence feminists with therapists who diagnose and treat child abuse …Wendy Kaminer

Examples of anti-violence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clinton Noble is a case manager at Helper Foundation, a youth anti-violence nonprofit that helped found the holiday. Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2024 One of those kids was 11-year-old Kourtney Freeman, who worked throughout the last school year on anti-violence initiatives with her classmates at Ewing Marion Kauffman School. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 21 June 2024 The nearby Highline School District, 15 miles south of Seattle, invested $72,000 in one of Kluck’s multiday anti-violence workshops this fall. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 21 June 2024 When putting together an anti-violence plan, CHROs in California should first turn to the state’s Division of Occupation Safety and Health’s template for guidance. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 19 June 2024 Modernizing our approach by investing in mentorship and anti-violence groups within our communities can steer youth away from violence and promote community mediation. Baltimore Sun Media, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 Allen has been active in anti-violence programs for the last 10 years, including in a city program of the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety to add peacemakers and improve prevention for those at risk of gun violence. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 17 May 2024 Holzer has created public signage and projections for anti-gun, anti-violence and get-out-the-vote drives since the mid 1980s. Nancy Princenthal, New York Times, 16 May 2024 The 55-year-old had been involved with the organization’s KC 360 program, an anti-violence initiative that launched in 2022. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 13 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-violence was in 1887

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“Anti-violence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-violence. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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