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[ meyk-pees ]


  1. a peacemaker.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of make-peace1

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

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Idioms and Phrases

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 .

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Example Sentences

And now the whole country is wondering how we can make peace between the police and communities of color.

From the start, Hershel, who is driven by his deep faith in God, guides Rick to make peace with the new world.

Wanting all types of games to exist is how I make peace with my feminism and my love of games.

I hope that, in time, my comrades can make peace with him, too.

The hardest part of my particular journey was trying to make peace with the fact that I survived, while my team did not.

He was able to make peace with the Chinese emperor, and under his rule the Koreans enjoyed freedom from war and oppression.

Or rather shall it take hold of my strength, shall it make peace with me, shall it make peace with me?

Now, therefore, let us come to an agreement with these men, and make peace with them and with all their nation.

And Jonathan had knowledge of it, and he sent ambassadors to him to make peace with him, and to restore to him the prisoners.

And we will say to those who are making cruel war upon each other: 'Kiss and make peace.


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