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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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Whether it's making peace with past decisions, past relationships or the past in general, it is so critical to find peace here and now.
Under the agreement, the UNDP and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) provides about US$ 7.3 million devoted to support the peace during the transition phase and to promote the popular participation in making peace, development and revising the legal and political amendments approved within the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC).
"Making peace with your body is more than just giving up and resigning yourself to what you have.
Summary: Kevin Pietersen can return to the England fold after making peace with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The EU "has been capable of making peace between peoples who were in confrontation for a long time and build a community founded on values of democracy, freedom and solidarity," the French leader said.
Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace, 140 pp., by L.
The Presidential Palace said Karzai and US Senator John McCain, at a meeting, discussed a wide range of issues of common concern, including ongoing efforts for making peace with Afghan militants.
During the meeting, the Ambassador praised the success of the international conference entitled "Making Peace In Language of Dialogue'' recently held at Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo.
People gathered at the Sumas First Nation Community Health Centre in Abbotsford for the first two days of the four-day seminar, "Making peace and decisions in the salmon fishery: building our capacity to work better together." The goal is to help build skills and understanding to dissolve conflict on the river.
Addressing a Twic community gathering in Hai Youth, East of Khartoum, Sultan Madut Riing, called on religious leaders to put more efforts in making peace and reconciliation across the country.
Obama affirmed that he is keen on meeting President Abbas in Washington in the coming period, to talk deeply about all the issues related to making peace.
"We love the very idea since it focuses on youth work in making peace in the world," said Dima Hattab.
Summary: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that his country was not setting conditions on making peace with Israel
"The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet" discusses environmental and political concerns in the world today.
Pro-Israel advocates objected to his statements blaming the Jewish state for not making peace in the Middle East.