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

Definition of peacemaker

: one who makes peace especially by reconciling parties at variance

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peacemaking \ ˈpēs-​mā-​kiŋ How to pronounce peacemaking (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 Officer Martinez has been a police officer for eight years after a life-long desire to help people and to be a peacemaker in her community. Vincent T. Davis,, "Mothers balance roles at home and work on San Antonio’s front lines," 10 May 2020 And with that in mind, don’t feel obligated to be the peacemaker anymore. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "One roommate is still hunkered down hard, the other wants to start going out again," 3 May 2020 President Trump presented himself as peacemaker and made vague notions that the United States would decrease its oil production, too. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, "How the Russian-Saudi Oil War Went Awry—for Putin Most of All," 15 Apr. 2020 The greatest gift to U.S. industry: the signal that Trump is switching from trade warrior to peacemaker. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "The quickest way to boost the economy isn’t even being considered. Why?," 25 Mar. 2020 This is a goal that has eluded British, American and other would-be peacemakers for a hundred years, well before Israel became a state. Douglas J. Feith, WSJ, "Trump Tries ‘Constructive Resignation’ in the Mideast," 29 Jan. 2020 Capulet’s turn from peacemaker to avenger is captivating and believable. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, "For its first show, SMU grads behind new theater troupe keep it simple, creating a vivid version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’," 1 Feb. 2020 Fresh off the heels of a season promising peace on earth, Castillo takes her role as a San Antonio peacemaker seriously. Elaine Ayala,, "On the looming war against Iran, San Antonians worry about an illegal war," 7 Jan. 2020 In less than three weeks Russia has helped Mr Assad retake much of the north-east, played peacemaker and deepened the wedge between Turkey and its NATO ally, America. The Economist, "Russia and Turkey agree to carve up northern Syria," 24 Oct. 2019

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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 6 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of peacemaker

: a person who helps to prevent or stop an argument, a fight, or a war


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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