peace·​mak·​er | \ ˈpēs-mā-kər How to pronounce peacemaker (audio) \

Definition of peacemaker

: one who makes peace especially by reconciling parties at variance

Other Words from peacemaker

peacemaking \ ˈpēs-​mā-​kiŋ How to pronounce peacemaker (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of peacemaker in a Sentence

She acted as peacemaker in the dispute. the former diplomat is coming out of retirement to lend his talents as a peacemaker to these crucial negotiations
Recent Examples on the Web Gibson’s defense attorney, D. Angus Lee, countered that the videos would show Gibson acting as a peacemaker who told other people not to escalate fights, apologized at times and put up his hands to separate opposing partisans. oregonlive, 18 July 2022 Born in Los Angeles in 1971, the oldest of four children and the only boy, Joshua had been a popular skater kid, good with computers, mild and easy to get along with, the family’s peacemaker. New York Times, 26 July 2022 Indianapolis residents may notice a peacemaker stationed at community centers. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 5 July 2022 This peacemaker’s posture has provided cover for a pattern of cooperation with Moscow, including Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 missile-defense system from Russia in 2017. Joe Lieberman, WSJ, 18 May 2022 The 13th is the time to be a peacemaker and make that extra effort to be kind to those less able than you. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 1 July 2022 Sweden has long been a haven for refugees and dissidents, from Iranians fleeing the Islamic revolution to Chileans escaping dictatorship, helping the country’s reputation as a peacemaker on the world stage. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, 7 June 2022 Being a peacemaker -- to bring love where there’s hatred and hope where there’s despair -- means bringing the opposite of what the culture often wants. John Benson, cleveland, 6 June 2022 Abramovich's side positioned him as a potential peacemaker but that trail has gone silent publicly in recent weeks and the billionaire has not condemned the war. Rob Harris, ajc, 7 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of peacemaker

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Peacemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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peace·​mak·​er | \ ˈpēs-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce peacemaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of peacemaker

: a person who settles an argument or stops a fight

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