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make peace

To settle a quarrel or dispute with someone in an amicable and peaceful fashion. After a war that has raged on for nearly a decade, the countries finally made peace yesterday evening. I know you don't care get along with your cousin, but this is the one time of year we all get the chance to be together, so try to make peace with her, OK?
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make peace

Bring about friendly relations or a state of amity; end hostilities. For example, The United Nations sent a task force to make peace between the two warring factions, or Mom was good at making peace among the children. [Mid-1100s] Also see make one's peace with.
See also: make, peace
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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P5 made peace leaves for a peace tree in France and postcards and P5/6 designed buildings with peace words in different languages.
Think of Yitzhak Rabin, a hero of Israel's 1967 war who overcame his revulsion for Yasser Arafat and made peace with the PLO, only to be assassinated by a fellow Israeli.
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So connected is the Sunday Eucharist with the Body of Christ at work in the world that scripture enjoins us to leave the bread and wine at the table until we have made peace and justice with all sisters and brothers.
Colombian President Andres Pastrana has correctly made peace his main priority.
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