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 Conservatives derided the bill which appeared to be a peace offering as an attempt from the speaker to save face. USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2024 Elodie is really just a ritual sacrifice, a token peace offering to the local dragon. Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2024 So slipping on this luxe sleep mask at night is my peace offering to both. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 13 Nov. 2023 After spending much of the past few months warring with her fans, Doja Cat may finally be ready to share a peace offering: Her new album, Scarlet, which arrives Sept. 22. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 29 Aug. 2023 After Ryan Gosling gifted Jimin with Ken’s guitar as a peace offering for breaking the Barbie cardinal rule, the BTS member took to social media on Monday to let the world know that there are no hard feelings between the two. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 25 July 2023 The peace offering? Kathryn O’Shea-Evans, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2022 That the thanksgiving sacrifice is a type of peace offering is of great import: When acknowledging God, the human being achieves a level of inner peace. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Sun Sentinel, 27 Mar. 2023 Look at what has happened to Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran (whose reform regime in the early 2000s was ousted after the Bush administration, eager to expand its conquests, rejected its peace offering), and Iraq itself. John B. Judis, The New Republic, 19 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peace offering was circa 1607

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“Peace offering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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