Definition of Make peace
1. Verb. End hostilities. "The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"
Derivative terms: Make-peace
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Make peace
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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 ..."