Meaning of “hold out/offer an olive branch” in the English Dictionary


"hold out/offer an olive branch" in English

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hold out/offer an olive branch

to do or say something in order to show that you want to end a disagreement with someone:

He held out an olive branch to the opposition by releasing 42 political prisoners.

(Definition of “hold out/offer an olive branch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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