Definition of peacemaker in English:



  • A person who brings about peace, especially by reconciling adversaries.

    • ‘So older people need peacemakers much more than younger people.’
    • ‘Shadowy intermediaries and peacemakers were active in both lands.’
    • ‘I said blessed are the peacemakers, not the warmongers!’
    • ‘Enter no arguments, not even as a peacemaker, referee or umpire.’
    • ‘Winchester peacemakers are offering mediation to soothe relations between neighbours.’
    • ‘The series also includes discussions with peacekeepers and peacemakers about some of the challenges that arise from religiously driven violence.’
    • ‘Before we exclude amnesty from the tools available to peacemakers, we need to conduct more research into the conditions of its successes and failures.’
    • ‘In recent years, groups of children have taken on the roles of peacemakers in bringing forward personal causes for peace.’
    • ‘European peacemakers also helped shape this growing culture of peace.’
    • ‘There were also a few players from both teams who went into the crowd trying to act as peacemakers and restore order.’
    • ‘They say that they're the peacemakers, we're the warmongers.’
    • ‘Well, on a personal level, how does he behave behind closed doors as a mediator, as a peacemaker of sorts?’
    • ‘It's a conceptual tool for trying to evaluate enormously complex situations in the midst of a gospel that is, so to speak, biased toward blessing peacemakers.’
    • ‘People in this country have often been peacemakers.’
    • ‘There are those who would say that Christianity really requires us to be peacemakers and to be Pacifists.’
    • ‘He has been a great peacemaker, particularly in negotiations with the players association.’
    • ‘The organisation sets up prayer groups worldwide to support its workers in the field and aims to have 100,000 peacemakers ready to be deployed around the world.’
    • ‘‘It is fitting that Dublin city should bestow its greatest honour on one of the greatest peacemakers of our time,’ he said.’
    • ‘It's a trying week for diplomacy, but blessed are the peacemakers for they shall find creative ways of conflict resolution.’
    • ‘Now that both teams have lost their peacemakers, things may heat up between the remaining contestants.’
    arbitrator, arbiter, mediator, negotiator, conciliator, go-between, middleman, intermediary, moderator, intervenor, interceder, intercessor, reconciler, broker, honest broker, liaison officer, pacifier, appeaser
    umpire, referee, adjudicator, judge
    peace-monger, pacifist, conscientious objector, passive resister, peace-lover, dove
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