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peacemaker

[pees-mey-ker] /ˈpisˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person, group, or nation that tries to make peace, especially by reconciling parties who disagree, quarrel, or fight.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see peace, maker
Related forms
peacemaking, noun, adjective
Synonyms
intermediary, conciliator, mediator, arbitrator.
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Examples from the web for peacemaker
  • The peacemaker seeks to work out an understanding between neighbors who have to live next to each other.
  • Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker.
  • Sample autumn events are a family fun and information fair, a peacemaker gathering, and a pajama party.
  • In peacemaker, it was used to stop bullets and to take apart guns.
British Dictionary definitions for peacemaker

peacemaker

/ˈpiːsˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who establishes peace, esp between others
Derived Forms
peacemaking, noun
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Word Origin and History for peacemaker
n.

early 15c., from peace + maker.

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