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build bridges

To connect disparate people or groups. The senator was working to build bridges between the two parties on the contentious issue. A lingua franca is used to build bridges between people who do not speak the same language.
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build bridges

COMMON If you build bridges between groups of people, you do something to improve the relationship between them. It was our duty to help build bridges between the communities involved. We are looking for ways to build bridges between our two organizations. Note: You can call this process bridge-building. Do all you can to develop an open mind which allows bridge-building between you. Lovett took the initiative to arrange a bridge-building luncheon at which a compromise could be agreed.
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build ˈbridges (between A and B/with somebody)

if you build bridges between people who disagree on something or who do not like each other, you try to find ways to improve the relationship between them: The police are trying to build bridges with the local community. ▶ ˈbridge-building noun: The company has a lot of bridge-building to do with angry investors.
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Tariq Azim Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada while speaking at the annual event Building Bridges organized by the Muslim Society of Guelph said that in our interaction with people of other religions, we should demonstrate true teachings of Islam which are peace and tolerance, says a press release received here today from Ottawa, Canada.
He appreciated the Muslim Society of Guelph for bringing together an event which is building bridges among people from all faiths.
Participants in the second annual Community Unity Walk, led by Moms Building Bridges in conjunction with other civic groups, nonprofits, businesses and faith communities, came together to discuss diversity and do community-building activities.
Building Bridges Within the STEM Community and Beyond
The 13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, held in Budapest during 2015, focused on building bridges both to eastern Europe and to a wider audience of people and professions interested in the connection between technology and disability.
Building bridges with those who are not on the same page is a value found in the Gospels.
The Building Bridges project is a fantastic vehicle to bring together youngsters supported by both foundations and improve their horizons.
Building Bridges IT'S better to build a bridge, Than to knock one down, It's better not to argue .
com)-- President and CEO of Building Bridges Chicago LLC d/b/a/ Building Bridges Consulting, Coach Niquenya, will host her first annual vision board party for small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and career transitioners.
Building Bridges Crossing Borders tells of Kyler Daniels, born in 1988 with profound hearing loss.
The second video, "FHWA Works: Building Bridges Faster and Better to Save You Time and Money," shows how FFIWA is working closely with State and local partners to build bridges faster and safer using accelerated bridge construction techniques.
Building Bridges Pathways to a Greater Societal Significance for Audience Research
The responsibility of building bridges across the state would be handed over to IRCON," said Ramesh.
The new contact centre for looked-after youngsters in Northumberland - called Building Bridges - is in the William Elder Building in Castlegate, Berwick.
The match, which was held at Hampton-in-Arden Cricket Club yesterday evening, is part of the Solihull Building Bridges Islamic Initiative.
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