peacemaker

[ pees-mey-ker ]
/ ˈpisˌmeɪ kər /

noun

a person, group, or nation that tries to make peace, especially by reconciling parties who disagree, quarrel, or fight.

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Origin of peacemaker

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at peace, maker

OTHER WORDS FROM peacemaker

peacemaking, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for peacemaker

peacemaker
/ (ˈpiːsˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person who establishes peace, esp between others

Derived forms of peacemaker

peacemaking, noun
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