Definition of peacemaking in US English:



  • The process of bringing about peace, especially by reconciling adversaries.

    ‘a serious attempt to engage in peacemaking after years of violence’
    • ‘The question that many observers ponder is whether their government can possibly rise to the challenge of peacemaking.’
    • ‘His style of personal peacemaking was an asset he would employ frequently during his post-presidential years.’
    • ‘Critics argued that the concept assumed an adversarial process, whereas most legal matters call for peacemaking.’
    • ‘Electoral operations are a comparatively new type of peacemaking.’
    • ‘He had been told to take the territory and hold it as a bargaining counter for ultimate peacemaking.’
    • ‘During this era, they pressed for new initiatives in peacemaking.’
    • ‘I think they're very good at peacekeeping, not very good at peacemaking.’
    • ‘Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.’
    • ‘Peacemaking in 1919–1920 involved the redrawing of many European frontiers.’
    • ‘Our people have a long history of peacemaking.’


  • Intended to bring about peace, especially by reconciling adversaries.

    ‘renewed peacemaking efforts’
    ‘a new peacemaking deal’
    • ‘These complex factors must be understood by any country that becomes involved in the peacemaking process.’
    • ‘His speech was a peacemaking moment for the delegates.’
    • ‘They have produced 50 detailed case studies of war prevention strategies by NGOs, churches, and other peacemaking groups from around the world.’
    • ‘As the president's closest gay confidant, he anticipates playing a peacemaking role on the council.’
    • ‘In his view, the fictional major can serve as the model for soldiers during military occupations and peacemaking operations.’
    • ‘The odds of success favour the peacemaking approaches.’
    • ‘She is being recognized for endowing her students with peacemaking skills and community involvement.’
    • ‘The prime minister left on his peacemaking trip yesterday.’
    • ‘The peacemaking powers of this plant have never been proven.’
    • ‘If necessary, they will send peacemaking forces into the province.’