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 word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at peace, maker
Related formspeace·mak·ing, noun, adjective

Synonyms for peacemaker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of peacemaking

Historical Examples of peacemaking

  • 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



a person who establishes peace, esp between others
Derived Formspeacemaking, noun
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Word Origin and History for peacemaking



early 15c., from peace + maker.

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