peace offensive

  1. an active program, policy, propaganda campaign, etc., by a national government for the purpose of terminating a war or period of hostility, lessening international tensions, or promoting peaceful cooperation with other nations.

Origin of peace offensive

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby peace offensive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use peace offensive in a sentence

  • So it was a crooked Kamerad cry, a peace offensive intended to sing us to sleep, that Germany launched in September, 1918.

    America's War for Humanity | Thomas Herbert Russell
  • Floyd Gibbons was the first to sound the alarm of the danger of the German peace offensive.