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verb [transitive] silence pronunciation in British English /ˈsaɪləns/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysilence
he/she/itsilences
present participlesilencing
past tensesilenced
past participlesilenced
  1. 1
    to stop someone or something from speaking or making a sound

    He silenced her with an angry look.

    After about twenty minutes, someone managed to silence the alarm.

    They were completely silenced by the news.

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