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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.
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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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