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truce

noun \ ˈtrüs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of truce

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

Examples of truce in a Sentence

  1. There's been an uneasy truce between her and her parents for the past several months.

  2. both sides agreed to a 24-hour truce beginning at midnight on Christmas Eve

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Origin and Etymology of truce

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

truce Synonyms


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truce

verb

Definition of truce

truced; trucing
intransitive verb
: to make a truce
transitive verb
: to end with a truce

First Known Use of truce

15th century



TRUCE Defined for English Language Learners

truce

noun

Definition of truce for English Language Learners

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


TRUCE Defined for Kids

truce

noun \ ˈtrüs \

Definition of truce for Students

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


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