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 No matter the ambiguity, the Bulgarian star, 24, managed to nail her first big English-language role: Borat's teenage daughter, Tutar, who accompanies her father (Sacha Baron Cohen) to the U.S. as a peace offering to VP Mike Pence. Joey Nolfi,, 15 Mar. 2021 Sperling may be interpreted as a peace offering to the Democratic Left, which feels slighted because Biden chose Tanden in the first place. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, 22 Feb. 2021 Later, after curfew was lifted, the filmmaker recorded neighbors giving food as a peace offering to patrolling police. The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2021 Demonstrators placed food, water, and red roses in front of police officers in riot gear as a peace offering. Hannah Beech,, 7 Feb. 2021 Sustenance, during these meetings, can serve as a peace offering. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2021 When Julie’s boyfriend came home with a brand new iPhone for her at the end of the summer in 2019, Julie saw it as a peace offering—a sign that their relationship was on the mend. Mélissa Godin, Time, 31 Dec. 2020 In a move that will surely get the Nobel Committee murmuring, the attorney ended with a peace offering. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 28 Sep. 2020 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, 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of peace offering

circa 1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peace offering was circa 1607

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“Peace offering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of peace offering

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

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