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1 silence

The state of being silent (as when no one is speaking).

Roget 581: aphony, aphonia; dumbness etc. adj.; obmutescence; absence of voice, want of voice; dysphony; cacoepy; silence etc. (taciturnity) 585; ... meer laten zien

Roget 526: latency, inexpression; hidden meaning, occult meaning; occultness, mystery, cabala, anagoge; silence etc. (taciturnity) 585; concealment etc. ... meer laten zien

Pools: cisza



2 silence

The absence of sound:
— He needed silence in order to sleep.

synoniem: quiet.

Roget 265: rest; stillness etc. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance; quietism.    quiet, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: antigeluid, rust, stilte
Pools: cichość, cisza

3 silence

A refusal to speak when expected:
— His silence about my contribution was surprising.

synoniem: muteness.

Roget 585: silence, muteness, obmutescence; taciturnity, pauciloquy, costiveness, curtness; reserve, reticence etc. (concealment) 528.    man of few words.   

Roget 403: silence; stillness etc. (quiet) 265; peace, hush, lull; muteness etc. 581; solemn silence, awful silence, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: stomheid

4 silence

The trait of keeping things secret.

synoniemen: secrecy, secretiveness.

Roget 528: concealment; hiding etc. v.; occultation, mystification.    seal of secrecy; screen etc. 530; disguise etc. 530; ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: discretie, geheimhouding, geheimzinnigheid
Pools: skrytość, zamkniętość, zamkniętość w sobie

werkwoord

1 silence

Cause to be quiet or not talk:
— Please silence the children in the church!.

synoniemen: hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, still.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... meer laten zien

Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on.    vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.].    collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... meer laten zien

Roget 581: keep silence etc. 585; speak low, speak softly; whisper etc. (faintness) 405.    silence; render mute, render silent; muzzle, muffle, ... meer laten zien

Roget 479: confute, refute, disprove; parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat; ... meer laten zien

Roget 403: be silent etc. adj.; hold one's tongue etc. (not speak) 585.    render silent etc. adj.; silence, still, hush; stifle, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: verzwijgen

2 silence

Keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure.


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: answer, answer conclusively, argue down, asphyxiate, ataraxia, ataraxy, blow to pieces, blow up, blunt, bottle up, brain, brevity, briefness, bring down, brusqueness, burn to death, calm, calmness, censor, choke ... meer laten zien.

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