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peace offering

An item or gesture extended to another person to express remorse or forgiveness. After they had their first big argument, Mark brought Monica a box of her favorite chocolate as a peace offering.
See also: offering, peace

a ˈpeace offering

a present that you give to somebody to show that you are sorry for something or want to make peace after an argument: He left her chocolates as a peace offering, hoping that she would forgive him.
See also: offering, peace
References in classic literature ?
The aborigines are always anxious to borrow the dogs from the farm-houses: the use of them, the offal when an animal is killed, and some milk from the cows, are the peace-offerings of the settlers, who push farther and farther towards the interior.
She is also believed to have picked out a peace-offering for Wayne.
It all started when Les suggested a peace-offering drink.
In a peace-offering late Tuesday, Burbank City Council members Stacey Murphy and Dave Golonski also asked the Glendale council to help resolve other simmering airport issues.
As a peace-offering, he gave the intruder one of his children, who lived in a far-flung corner of his large property.