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
References in classic literature ?
The Turks will be of no use to you; they are worth nothing and have shown it by making peace with you.
Kitty, with a haughty air, without making peace with her friend, took the necklace in a little box from the table and went to her mother.
Then I recommended that the attack should be delivered at once, "before our wounds grew stiff," and also before the sight of Twala's overpowering force caused the hearts of our soldiers "to wax small like fat before a fire." Otherwise, I pointed out, some of the captains might change their minds, and, making peace with Twala, desert to him, or even betray us into his hands.
On reflection, and on your sister's representation, I am willing to admit that, in making peace with young Drood, you have a right to be met half-way.
With just seven months in office, the PM has been lauded for a string of staggering reforms which include releasing thousands of political prisoners, making peace with the country's main enemy - Eritrea and promising to open up the economy.
The Vice President reaffirmed the United States longstanding partnership with the people of Ethiopia and applauded the historic reform efforts by Prime Minister Abiy, including improving respect for human rights, reforming the business environment, and making peace with Eritrea.
In a rare criticism of the Israeli leadership, the US President questioned Israel's commitment to making peace with the Palestinians.
He understood from hard-earned experience that true security comes through making peace with your neighbours."
According to the former president, the government has already exhausted all efforts in making peace with the National People's Army and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
On the surface a mellow and agreeably meandering "Before Sunrise"-style walkabout, Richard Tanne's writing-directing debut deepens into a pointed, flowing conversation about the many challenges (and varieties) of African-American identity, the need for both idealism and compromise, and the importance of making peace with past disappointments in order to effect meaningful change in the future.
In "The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World", she tackles one of the core myths of popular spiritual culture, namely the myth of the ego, which is supposedly responsible for our greed, selfishness, and violence.
It seems that these two nuclear countries are not serious about making peace with each other.
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.
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