peacemaker


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peace·mak·er

 (pēs′mā′kər)
n.
One that makes peace, especially by settling disputes.

peace′mak′ing adj. & n.

peacemaker

(ˈpiːsˌmeɪkə)
n
a person who establishes peace, esp between others
ˈpeaceˌmaking n

peace•mak•er

(ˈpisˌmeɪ kər)

n.
a person, group, or nation that tries to make peace.
[1400–50]
peace′mak`ing, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peacemaker - someone who tries to bring peacepeacemaker - someone who tries to bring peace  
go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
appeaser - someone who tries to bring peace by acceding to demands; "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last"--Winston Churchill
2.peacemaker - a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minutePeacemaker - a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War
machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)

peacemaker

noun mediator, appeaser, arbitrator, conciliator, pacifier, peacemonger his reputation as a statesman and peacemaker
Quotations
"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God" Bible: St. Matthew
Translations
صانِع السَّلام، مُصْلِح
-kausmiřovatel
fredsmæglerfredsstifter
friîarstillir, sáttasemjari
uzmierovateľ

peacemaker

[ˈpiːsˌmeɪkəʳ] N (= pacifier) → pacificador(a) m/f; (= conciliator) → conciliador(a) m/f

peacemaker

peace-maker, peace maker [ˈpiːsmeɪkər] n (= organization, country) → conciliateur/trice m/f (= person) → conciliateur/trice m/f
to act as a peacemaker → jouer un rôle de conciliateurPeace Movement n (gen)Mouvement m pour la paix; (for nuclear disarmament)Mouvement m pour le désarmement nucléairepeace offering ngage m de réconciliation, gage m de paix
to reject a peace offering → rejeter une offre de paix
as a peace offering
I bought Mum some flowers as a peace offering → J'ai offert des fleurs à maman pour essayer de faire la paix.peace of mind ntranquillité f d'esprit
to give sb peace of mind → permettre à qn d'avoir l'esprit tranquillepeace process n
the peace process → le processus de paixpeace studies nplétudes fpl sur la paixpeace talks nplpourparlers mpl de paix

peacemaker

[ˈpiːsˌmeɪkəʳ] n (between nations) → mediatore/trice di pace; (between individuals) → conciliatore/trice m/f

peace

(piːs) noun
1. (sometimes with a) (a time of) freedom from war; (a treaty or agreement which brings about) the end or stopping of a war. Does our country want peace or war?; (also adjective) a peace treaty.
2. freedom from disturbance; quietness. I need some peace and quiet.
ˈpeaceable adjective
liking peace; not fighting, quarrelling etc. He's a peaceable person.
ˈpeaceably adverb
ˈpeaceful adjective
quiet; calm; without worry or disturbance. It's very peaceful in the country.
ˈpeacefully adverb
ˈpeacefulness noun
ˈpeacemaker noun
a person who tries to make peace between enemies, people who are quarrelling etc. When my brother and sister quarrel I act as peacemaker.
ˈpeace-offering noun
something offered or given to make peace. She took him a drink as a peace-offering.
ˈpeacetime noun
a time when there is no war. Even in peacetime, a soldier's life is hard.
at peace
not at war; not fighting. The two countries were at peace.
in peace
1. without disturbance. Why can't you leave me in peace?
2. not wanting to fight. They said they came in peace.
make peace
to agree to end a war. The two countries finally made peace (with each other).
peace of mind
freedom from worry etc.
References in classic literature ?
Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.
He was not only a professional peacemaker, but from practice a hater of all feuds and brawls.
Can't see ut that way," said Long Jack, the peacemaker.
Good for you, Polly Peacemaker," cried Tom, quoting his father, and giving them a grand push as the most appropriate way of expressing his approbation of the sentiment.
Even Diana's efforts as a peacemaker were of no avail.
Paul and Lloyd seemed born to rivalry with each other, and I to be peacemaker between them.
What a charming reconciler and peacemaker money is!
It was quite plain that he acted the bully, and his friend the peacemaker, for some particular purpose; or rather, it would have been to any one but the weak old man; for they exchanged glances quite openly, both with each other and with the gipsy, who grinned his approval of the jest until his white teeth shone again.
In short, the curate used such arguments, and Don Quixote did such mad things, that the officers would have been more mad than he was if they had not perceived his want of wits, and so they thought it best to allow themselves to be pacified, and even to act as peacemakers between the barber and Sancho Panza, who still continued their altercation with much bitterness.
You boys need somebody to look after you, and I'm going to do it, for girls are nice peacemakers, and know how to manage people.
Then the peacemakers got hold of them and led them back to cement the new friendship in the kitchen.
It was acting as peacemaker that brought on this tragedy that cost him his life.