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silence

 
Noun silence has 4 senses
  1. silence - the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"
    --1 is a kind of
    condition, status
    Derived form: verb silence1
  2. silence, quiet - the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
    --2 is a kind of sound property
    Antonyms: sound
    --2 has particulars:
     hush, stillness, still; speechlessness; quietness, soundlessness
    Derived form: verb silence1
  3. muteness, silence - a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"
    --3 is a kind of uncommunicativeness
    Derived form: verb silence1
  4. secrecy, secretiveness, silence - the trait of keeping things secret
    --4 is a kind of uncommunicativeness
    --4 has particulars: mum
    Derived form: verb silence2
Verb silence has 2 senses
  1. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
    --1 is one way to suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
    Derived forms: noun silence3, noun silence2, noun silence1, noun silencer1, noun silencer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. silence - keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
    --2 is one way to
    suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
    Derived form: noun silence4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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