Definition of fence-mending in English:

fence-mending

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noun

[mass noun]
The action of making peace with a person or group: the two countries have some fence-mending to do [as modifier]: he hopes that a fence-mending trip will bring the hostilities to an end
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  • His political fence-mending goes on all the time and he has worked hard to solidify his base.
  • He took the first in a series of fence-mending measures by inviting disgruntled backbenchers to participate in designing Labour's re-election strategy.
  • The two nations resumed the stalled military exchanges only after a fence-mending agreement between their leaders in October 2002.

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