truce

noun
\ ˈtrüs How to pronounce truce (audio) \

Definition of truce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a suspension of fighting especially of considerable duration by agreement of opposing forces : armistice, cease-fire
2 : a respite especially from a disagreeable or painful state or action

truce

verb
truced; trucing

Definition of truce (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a truce

transitive verb

: to end with a truce

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Synonyms for truce

Synonyms: Noun

armistice, cease-fire

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Examples of truce in a Sentence

Noun

There's been an uneasy truce between her and her parents for the past several months. both sides agreed to a 24-hour truce beginning at midnight on Christmas Eve

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Hamas is demanding an end to the decade-long blockade as a condition for a long-term truce. Fox News, "Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts," 15 Aug. 2018 The offensive in southwestern Syria has shattered a year-long truce brokered by Russia, the United States and Jordan. Fox News, "Islamic State says leader's son killed in Syria," 4 July 2018 Any agreement before then, or a simple extension of the truce, will be viewed as a positive for markets. Annabelle Liang, The Seattle Times, "Asian stocks mixed ahead of next round of US-China talks," 10 Feb. 2019 Thus far, the U.S. president has showed no interest in a last-minute truce. Danielle Paquette, Emily Rauhala, Anchorage Daily News, "Trade war set to escalate as Fed warns of economic hit," 6 July 2018 Thus far, the U.S. president has showed no interest in a last-minute truce. Danielle Paquette And Emily Rauhala, chicagotribune.com, "Trade war with China is finally here — and it won't be pretty," 5 July 2018 Thus far, the U.S. president has showed no interest in a last-minute truce. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "Trump’s trade war with China is finally here — and it won’t be pretty," 5 July 2018 The Korean War ended in a truce in 1953, and the peninsula was then divided by the world’s most heavily armed border. Choe Sang-hun, BostonGlobe.com, "North and South Korea agree to hold reunions of families divided by war," 22 June 2018 More than 66,000 South Korean family members have been separated by the Korean War of 1950-53, which is still in a truce because no peace treaty was ever signed. NBC News, "North, South Korea agree to cross-border reunions for families split by war," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of truce

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for truce

Noun

Middle English trewes, plural of trewe agreement, from Old English trēow fidelity; akin to Old English trēowe faithful — more at true entry 1

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truce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of truce

: an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting, arguing, etc., for a certain period of time

truce

noun
\ ˈtrüs How to pronounce truce (audio) \

Kids Definition of truce

: an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting for a certain period of time

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