make-peace

[ meyk-pees ]
/ ˈmeɪkˌpis /

noun

a peacemaker.

Origin of make-peace

First recorded in 1510–20; noun use of verb phrase make peace

Definition for make peace (2 of 2)

peace
[ pees ]
/ pis /

noun

interjection

(used to express greeting or farewell or to request quietness or silence).

verb (used without object), peaced, peac·ing.

Obsolete. to be or become silent.

Origin of peace

1125–75; Middle English pes < Old French, variant of pais < Latin pax (stem pāc-); akin to pact

OTHER WORDS FROM peace

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peace

peace piece
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British Dictionary definitions for make peace

peace
/ (piːs) /

noun

verb

(intr) mainly obsolete to be or become silent or still

Word Origin for peace

C12: from Old French pais, from Latin pāx
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Idioms and Phrases with make peace (1 of 2)

make peace

Bring about friendly relations or a state of amity; end hostilities. For example, The United Nations sent a task force to make peace between the two warring factions, or Mom was good at making peace among the children. [Mid-1100s] Also see make one's peace with.

Idioms and Phrases with make peace (2 of 2)

peace

In addition to the idiom beginning with peace

  • peace and quiet

also see:

  • at peace
  • hold one's tongue (peace)
  • keep the peace
  • leave someone in peace
  • make one's peace with
  • make peace
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