wage war (on someone or something)

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wage war (on someone or something)

1. To instigate or initiate war against some other country or group of people. Under the rule of its new dictator, the country has begun waging war on its neighbors in an attempt to consolidate power. A severe depletion of resources led several tribes in the region to wage war for many years.
2. To attempt to eliminate, destroy, or overpower someone, something, or some group. The new president vowed to wage war on corruption in Washington. The extremist wing of the political party has been waging war on any and all groups that disagree with their opinion in any capacity.
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The case pertains to JMB's plan to radicalise, recruit and train its members for carrying out terror attacks in the country as part of a large conspiracy to wage war against India.
The police have invoked several sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against the protesters, including 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging or attempting to wage war or abetting the waging of war against Pakistan), 121-A (conspiracy to commit offences punishable by Section 121), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 427 (mischief) and 503 (criminal intimidation).
The Aviation Police Bureau has arrested a man and seized his computer for evidence after he threatened to wage war on Taiwan, reported CNA.
Its gist is simple: Trump is likely to wage war soon on Iran in just the same way that George W.
Rapping the US policy for the region, Maulana Fazl said that the Americans are in habit of talking about negotiations' after they wage war on Muslims.
The sections refer to "concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment", "waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging of war against Pakistan", "concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war", and "assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty".
His letter to the deputy commissioner stated: "During the course of preliminary investigation it was found that the terrorists involved in the attack were trained fidayeens (suicide attackers) backed by the ISI of Pakistan in order to wage war against the government of India.
YaE-ar GE-ler -- discussing how Turkey would wage war in Syria, what the legal grounds would be to wage war and if it is possible to create "legal grounds" to wage war.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi blamed Tel Aviv and Washington for the bloodshed and bombings in Syria, but meantime underscored that the US cannot wage war on Syria.
The chilling video was shot at an Al Qaeda camp where boys as young as THREE are turned into trained killers ready to wage war on British soldiers.
Therefore, John Major did not wage war in Iraq However, Parliament was misled when its permission was sought to take this country into an illegal war during Blair's term as Prime Minister.
I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never before surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime.
Sateh Noureddin, managing editor of the leftist daily AS SAFIR, suggested on Thursday that Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are "aware" that Israel plans to wage war against Lebanon in the near future.
The prominent 8th and 9th century Muslim jurists who founded the five schools of Islamic jurisprudence -- the Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafei, Maliki and Jaafari schools -- all argue that Muslims cannot wage war without a state or government sanctioning such action.
The prominent 8th and 9th century Muslim jurists who founded the five schools of Islamic jurisprudence -- the Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi'i, Maliki and Jaafari schools -- all argue that Muslims cannot wage war without a state or government sanctioning such action.