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Princeton's WordNet

  1. go to war, take arms, take up armsverb

    commence hostilities


  1. go to warverb

    To enter into an armed conflict with another nation


  1. Go to War

    Go to War is a song by American rock band Nothing More. It was released on June 23, 2017 as the first single off of the band's fifth album The Stories We Tell Ourselves. The song performed well commercially and critically, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and receiving two Grammy Award nominations Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, for the 2018 Grammys.


  1. go to war

    To go to war refers to the act of engaging or initiating a state of armed conflict or hostility between countries, organizations, or groups, generally implemented by political decision. This can involve the use of military force, strategic planning, and significant resource investment. It can also indicate starting a vigorous campaign against something, even outside the military context.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of go to war in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of go to war in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of go to war in a Sentence

  1. Michael Ochs:

    To the soldiers who are listening to this, remember that 11 million Russians have family connections to Ukraine – so every bullet you shoot, you shoot a brother or a sister, to those in power in the Kremlin, let me just ask you: Why would you sacrifice these young men for your own ambition? … To [Russian] President Putin, I say: You started this war. You are leading this war. You can stop this war.

  2. Victoria Spartz:

    I think we need to understand the situation in Ukraine. It's not a war. It's a genocide of the Ukrainian people by a crazy man, who can not get over that Ukrainian people do not want to be with Soviet Union.

  3. Col. Jack Ripper, commander of Burpleson AFB to Group Capt. Mandrake (Peter Sellers) in Dr. Strangelove:

    (Clemenceau) once said that war is too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he may have been right...but now, war is too important to be left to the politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought...And I can no longer, sit around and allow Communist subversion, Communist corruption, and Communist infiltration of our precious bodily fluids.

  4. Roman Pilipey/Getty Images Herbst:

    Because the Russian military has been such a failure in Ukraine, it is helpful to explain this as a war with NATO rather than Ukraine. This also helps justify whatever steps Putin might take next, and Russia has been very keen to play up the idea that this might mean going nuclear.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    The consensus of Syria experts is that the civil war cannot end so long as Bashar al-Assad remains in power, now, with his protector leaving, Assad may have to be more amenable to a phasing out of his rule.

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