silence verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “silence” - Learner’s Dictionary

silence

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈsaɪləns/
STOP SOUND to stop something making a sound or stop someone from talking: He silenced the alarm.Interrupting and preventing from speakingSilence and quiet
STOP CRITICISM to stop people from criticizing you by giving a good argument to support your opinion: He seems to have silenced his critics.Motives and reasons
(Definition of silence verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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