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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. a.
      [singular] an agreement to end a war
      Fortunately, a peace satisfactory to both countries was soon negotiated.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] relating to peace, or intended to bring or preserve peace
      a peace agreement/conference
      peace moves/talks/negotiations
  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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