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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.
See also: bridge, build

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.
See also: bridge, build

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.
See also: bridge, build
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Sheldon went on with the daily round, clearing bush, planting cocoanuts, smoking copra, building bridges, and riding about his work on the horses Joan had bought.
MCAs said during a special sitting that they only recognise the Building Bridges Initiative.
"The Vatican is calling on Christians and Muslims worldwide to promote human fraternity and harmonious existence by building bridges of friendship and promoting a culture of dialogue where violence is rejected, and the human person is respected," reported Vatican News, the Holy See media communications website.
HONG KONG, May 10, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Internationally renowned contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has unveiled his monumental Building Bridges sculpture in Venice.
Desert Projekt is presented by Building Bridges Art Exchange and is sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute the Foundation for Research & Education Excellence, Joshua Donen Productions, Bench International and the General Consulate of Poland in Los Angeles.
Top cockers in Pasay derby today !-- -- (The Philippine Star) - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The Pasay City Cockpit is holding the Building Bridges 6-Bullstag Derby Part 2 today with 90 entries lined up.
A new initiative called 2 for Seder has a catchy slogan: "Pushing back on anti-Semitism with love and matzah." The premise: Invite two people who've never been to a Sedernon-Jews in particularto come to yours, "with the intent of building bridges and creating understanding about our Jewish values," in the words of its creator, Marnie Fienberg.
The Speaker stressed keenness on building bridges of communication between the Council of Representatives and media institutions.
figure By SAMWEL OWINO An expanded presidency consisting of a head of state, prime minister and two deputies with at least two of the positions being reserved for women are some of the draft proposals by women leaders to the Building Bridges Initiative.
The Unofficial Guide to Building Bridges in Minecraft
Breana attended Glenbard North High School, where staff referred her family to UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago's Building Bridges to the Future program.
Students from 27 schools throughout the country gathered for a day of interaction, fun and entertainment as part of the Building Bridges Fund annual event in Skopje, organized by the OSCE Mission to Skopje.
Monotheism and Its Complexities: Christian and Muslim Perspectives; A Record of the Fifteenth Building Bridges Seminar
King Salman's balloon reflects the Kingdom's role in building bridges. (SPA)
In addition, he will take part in a conversation titled 'Building Bridges - How can arts and culture contribute to a city of peace and reconciliation?' Taking place at the B2 stage at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry's rich cultural scene will be discussed by both the Archbishop, and performing artists.
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