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English definition of “hold out/offer an olive branch”

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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