- the practice of reestablishing or strengthening personal, business, or political contacts and relationships by conciliation or negotiation, as after a dispute, disagreement, or period of inactivity.
- of, relating to, or promoting fence-mending.
Origin of fence-mending
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Examples from the Web for fence-mending
OK, the gathering was billed as a fence-mending session, so no one was expecting a blast of hot rhetoric.Obama's GOP Frenemies Hit the White House
November 30, 2010