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One that makes peace, especially by settling disputes.

peace′mak′ing adj. & n.


a person who establishes peace, esp between others
ˈpeaceˌmaking n


(ˈpisˌmeɪ kər)

a person, group, or nation that tries to make peace.
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)


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


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


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


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


(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.
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