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noun peace pronunciation in British English /piːs/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a situation in which there is no war between countries or groups
    peace in:

    For many years the agreement maintained peace in Europe.

    peace between:

    The Camp David agreement brought peace between Israel and Egypt.

    peace with:

    Peace with Russia enabled German forces to fight in the west.

    a lasting peace:

    the possibility of a lasting peace in the Balkans

    make peace (with someone):

    The UN Secretary General urged the two sides to make peace.

    1. b.
      [only before noun] relating to peace, or intended to bring or preserve peace
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a situation in which people are pleasant and do not cause trouble

    There won’t be any peace until he gets what he wants.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] a calm quiet situation in which you are not annoyed by noise or other people

    Can’t I get a moment’s peace around here?

    peace and quiet/tranquillity:

    It’s not the holiday to choose if you’re looking for peace and quiet.

    disturb/shatter someone’s peace:

    A motorbike roared by, shattering their peace.

    in peace:

    He just wanted to read his newspaper in peace.

    You should leave the poor man in peace (=stay away from him).

  4. 4
    [uncountable] a state when you are calm and have no worries

    Buddhism teaches you how to achieve inner peace.

    peace of mind:

    With this type of insurance, you’re buying peace of mind.

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