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overture

noun [C usually plural] (COMMUNICATION)    /ˈəʊ.və.tjʊər/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ.tʃɚ/
a communication made to someone in order to offer something: overtures of friendship. Neither side in the conflict seems willing to make peace overtures.informal So he's been making overtures (= showing a sexual interest), has he?Suggestions and proposals
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