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 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 He's got young dog energy but is also the shaggy peacemaker of the group. Gwen Rockwood, Arkansas Online, "Gwen Rockwood: Writer observes pack politics in the back yard," 13 May 2021 She was was nicknamed Roxie, loved the summertime and served as the peacemaker in squabbles with her younger siblings. Washington Post, "Kristin Smart vanished 25 years ago. Police are again searching home linked to ‘prime suspect’," 17 Mar. 2021 While his sister Stella (Violet Brinson) was getting arrested, August was keeping his head down, trying to play peacemaker at home. Samantha Highfill,, "Walker star Kale Culley talks playing August, says to 'expect the unexpected' in episode 7," 19 Feb. 2021 The peacemaker in the Dodgers’ relationship with Chicano fans a quarter-century after the original sin of Chavez Ravine. Los Angeles Times, "Column: The Gospel of Fernandomania: Forty years later, Fernando Valenzuela still a Mexican American icon," 7 Apr. 2021 Mando agrees, and helps with the monster but only after playing peacemaker between the villagers and the local Tusken Raiders, who band together to take out their common enemy and promise to stop killing each other. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: 'The Mandalorian' still can't unlock its potential in Season 2 (even with that big reveal)," 30 Oct. 2020 During meetings at the Executive Office Building and breakfasts at the Naval Observatory, Mr. Biden functioned dually as peacemaker and political whip. Alexander Burns, New York Times, "Joe Biden Had Close Ties With Police Leaders. Will They Help Him Now?," 24 Oct. 2020 Throughout the season, Thurston positioned herself as a peacemaker in an increasingly toxic, chaotic house that featured a myriad of bullying accusations. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "'We're the Bachelorettes': Katie Thurston, Michelle Young to become next stars," 16 Mar. 2021 The bigger problem occurred in Game 1, with Dallas leading in the third quarter, when Kristaps Porzingis stepped between Morris and Doncic as a peacemaker and got ejected — certainly a major factor in the Mavericks’ eventual loss. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, "‘I didn’t see no backing down’: James Johnson respects Luka Doncic’s fight, doesn’t think the Mavs need an enforcer," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of peacemaker

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2021

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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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