Definition of Make peace

1. Verb. End hostilities. "The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"

Generic synonyms: Conciliate, Make Up, Patch Up, Reconcile, Settle
Derivative terms: Make-peace
Antonyms: War

Definition of Make peace

1. Verb. To end hostilities; to reach a peace agreement. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To settle a dispute or disagreement. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) To initiate or resume a cordial relationship after a period of animosity. ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic) To accept something, especially if it is considered unfavourable. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Make Peace

make noises
make off
make off with
make old bones
make one's bed
make one's bed and lie in it
make one's mark
make one's way
make oneself at home
make oneself scarce
make or break
make out like a bandit
make over
make peace (current term)
make possible
make pure
make quick work of
make relaxed
make right
make room
make semblant
make sense
make short work of
make somebody's hair curl
make someone's blood boil
make someone's blood run cold
make someone's day
make someone's hair curl

Literary usage of Make peace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"... but at last he empowered Matthias to settle matters in Hungary and Transylvania, and to make peace with the Turks (May — October, 1605). ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"... but at last he empowered Matthias to settle matters in Hungary and Transylvania, and to make peace with the Turks (May—October, 1605). ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William Hardcastle Browne (1894)
"Power to make peace. The object of war is peace, and every belligerent power should make war fulfil its end with the least possible mischief; and accelerate ..."

4. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"But the Congress may at any time compel the President to make peace, by refusing the means of carrying on war. In France, the King has, by the express terms ..."

5. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"But Leo met with far greater difficulties in his political efforts to make peace. In the very first days after his election, it was reported that the ..."

6. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York by John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, New York (State). Legislature (1881)
"... to make peace, they must come here themselves. Being informed hereof, he said in answer as before, that they were afraid : after taking this proposition ..."

7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"Though exhausted by war, they are unable to make peace, and unless they shall be aided by the intervention of a friend, political anarchy and social ..."

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