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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pactpact /pækt/ ●○○ noun [countable]  PGPMa formal agreement between two groups, countries, or people, especially to help each other or to stop fighting syn treaty the Warsaw pactmake/sign a pact The two countries signed a non-aggression pact.pact with a defence pact with the USApact between a peace pact between the rebels and the government suicide pact
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pactMexico's Defense Ministry this month signed a pact that allows Mexican troops to train at American bases.Officials at IBM and Apple declined to comment on a possible pact between the two personal computer makers.The rights advocates claim the pact proves the market people were wrong all along.The pact details how the $ 81 million facility will be managed and operated.The pact is widely seen as one of the environmental fruits of glasnost in the Soviet Union.The pact they had silently concluded after Maurice's death stood exposed as a sham.The pact was ostensibly motivated by a desire to eradicate political dynasties and corruption in favour of political renovation and democratic change.Over the past several weeks, I have broken the unspoken pact, without explanation.But, he said, it could not be a two-way pact.make/sign a pactIn making a pact with this devil, Lancaster County made a Faustian bargain.
From Longman Business Dictionarypactpact /pækt/ noun [countable] a formal agreement between two countries, companies, groups of people etc, promising to do something for each other or help each other in some wayWorkers at the factory ratified a three-year pact (=made it official) that boosts their pay.pact withThe National Institute of Health signed a pact with a Japanese drug company to develop and test a new anti-AIDS drug.Mexico is in its fourth month of negotiations on a free-trade pact with the US and Canada.
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