peace offering


Definition of peace offering

: a gift or service for the purpose of procuring peace or reconciliation

Examples of peace offering in a Sentence

After our last argument, I sent her flowers as a peace offering.
Recent Examples on the Web To resolve the situation, security forces released Guzmán back to the cartel — a deeply controversial peace offering intended to put an end to the day’s violence. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "A new behind-the-scenes video shows how badly Mexico blundered in its failed effort to arrest El Chapo’s son," 30 Oct. 2019 Analysts say the wrangling over a meeting to talk peace offers a window into the enormity of the task of actually reaching a peace pact in a region of competing influences. Fox News, "Russian peace talks raise specter of shifting influence," 25 Aug. 2018 The cease-fire, which Ghani said would go into effect next week, to coincide with one of the holiest periods on the Muslim calendar, comes months after his government presented an extensive peace offer to the Taliban. Mujib Mashal,, "Afghan leader declares brief, unilateral cease-fire in Taliban fight," 8 June 2018 The cease-fire, which Mr. Ghani said would go into effect for eight days starting next week to coincide with one of the holiest periods on the Muslim calendar, comes months after his government presented an extensive peace offer to the Taliban. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "Afghan Leader Declares Brief, Unilateral Cease-Fire in Taliban Fight," 7 June 2018 Since then, the government has extended—and at times retracted—peace offers, repeatedly struggling to establish credibility with the evolving Islamist insurgency. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Boko Haram Raid Hits as Nigeria Pursues Peace Talks," 2 Apr. 2018 The Taliban chief, Haibatullah Akhundzada, has not responded to the peace offer. Asfandyar Mir, Washington Post, "Afghanistan’s road to peace won’t be an easy one," 30 Mar. 2018 The insurgents have remained quiet about President Ashraf Ghani’s recent announcement of a comprehensive peace offer, which has received vocal support internationally and from elsewhere in the region. Mujib Mashal And Taimoor Shah, New York Times, "Afghan Hunger Strikers Demand Cease-Fire: ‘Our Blood Is Finished’," 29 Mar. 2018 The increase in violence may once again test the resolve of the country’s government, which recently presented an extensive peace offer to the Taliban. Zabihullah Ghazi And Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "‘Killed, Shovel in Hand’: Afghan Farmers Are Latest Victims of a Chaotic War," 18 Mar. 2018

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circa 1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Peace offering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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: a gift that is given as a way of apologizing or making peace

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