make (one's) peace with (someone or something)

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make (one's) peace with (someone or something)

To reconcile with or accept something that previously was a source of stress, conflict, etc. After years of not speaking, Janie finally made peace with her sister. You need to make your peace with the fact that your first business didn't succeed. There will be other chances.
See also: make, peace

make one's peace with

Reconcile oneself to, bring about friendly relations with, as in He's repented and made his peace with God. This expression was first recorded about 1315. Also see make peace.
See also: make, peace

make (your) ˈpeace with somebody

end an argument, a quarrel, etc. with somebody, for example by saying sorry to them: He made his peace with his mother just before she died. OPPOSITE: pick a fight/quarrel (with somebody)
See also: make, peace, somebody

make (one's) peace with

To bring oneself to accept; reconcile oneself to.
See also: make, peace
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Marine who comes home from Vietnam and makes peace with his father.
Abandoned by her parents at an early age, Kate finally makes peace with her situation, her older sister, and Lil, who has loved her every step of the way.
When a large progressive organization takes the easy way and makes peace with war, the abdication of responsibility creates a vacuum.
Though an inconspicuous organ located behind the breastbone, the thymus is the place where the immune system makes peace with the rest of the body.
He finds his voice, makes peace with many demons, and his successful career as a writer says the rest.