1 not war
durable, lasting, permanent
fragile, uneasy

A negotiated peace would be preferable to a protracted war.


The country is in a state of relative peace after ten years of fighting.


obstacles in the way of world peace

bring (about), establish, make, secure

England finally made peace with France.

broker, negotiate

The UN has resumed its efforts to broker peace.

keep, maintain, preserve

UN troops are trying to keep the peace in the region.


We aim to promote world peace by encouraging links between nations.


His country's actions threaten peace in the region.

prevail, reign

An uneasy peace prevailed in the first days of the ceasefire.

conference, congress, negotiations, process, talks

This must not be allowed to hold up the peace process.

efforts, initiative
plan, proposal
accord, agreement, deal, pact, settlement, treaty
broker, envoy, negotiator

The president is visiting the country on a peace mission.

activist, advocate (AmE), campaigner (esp. BrE), marcher (esp. AmE), protester
group, movement
camp, march, protest, rally, vigil

The Greeks hid inside a wooden horse left as a peace offering.

at peace (with)

Although the two countries were officially at peace, fighting continued.

peace between

peace between the warring factions in the area

2 state of being calm
find, seek

She finally found inner peace and happiness.


He was enjoying the peace of his study.

disturb, shatter

The peace of the afternoon was suddenly shattered by a police siren.

leave sb in

Go away and leave me in peace!


a scene in the movie where Harry tries to make peace with his mother


She stopped shouting, and peace reigned supreme once again.

descend on sth, settle over sth

Peace descended once more on the little town.

at peace

Her father is at peace (= dead) now.

at peace with

For the first time in months, she felt calm and at peace with the world.

in peace

to live in peace and harmony

peace and quiet, peace and tranquillity

The island is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

peace of mind

The computer comes with a three-year guarantee for peace of mind.

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