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peacemaker

[pees-mey-ker] /ˈpisˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person, group, or nation that tries to make peace, especially by reconciling parties who disagree, quarrel, or fight.
Origin of peacemaker
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at peace, maker
Related forms
peacemaking, noun, adjective
Synonyms
intermediary, conciliator, mediator, arbitrator.
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  • We heard of many more letters of defiance than of peacemaking and friendship.

  • The KLA stands to lose everything as a result of the latest bout of peacemaking.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • And then Paul's voice crying, "Yes, we've had enough of peacemaking!"

  • "And I am sure we ought to be very glad," murmured Sue in her humble, peacemaking accents—but even she looked disconcerted.

    Leonore Stubbs L. B. Walford
  • Marjory was bitterly disappointed at the failure of her peacemaking mission, for she had set out almost certain of success.

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for peacemaking

peacemaker

/ˈpiːsˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who establishes peace, esp between others
Derived Forms
peacemaking, noun
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Word Origin and History for peacemaking

peacemaker

n.

early 15c., from peace + maker.

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