rapprochement


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rap·proche·ment

 (rä′prôsh-mäN′)
n.
1. A reestablishing of cordial relations, as between two countries.
2. The state of reconciliation or of cordial relations.

[French, from rapprocher, to bring together : re-, re- + approcher, to approach (from Old French aprochier; see approach).]

rapprochement

(raprɔʃmɑ̃)
n
a resumption of friendly relations, esp between two countries
[C19: literally: bringing closer]

rap•proche•ment

(ˌræp roʊʃˈmɑ̃)

n.
an establishment or renewal of harmonious relations.
[1800–10; < French <rapproche(r) to bring near, bring together]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rapprochement - the reestablishing of cordial relationsrapprochement - the reestablishing of cordial relations
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

rapprochement

noun reconciliation, softening, reunion, détente, reconcilement, restoration of harmony the process of political rapprochement between the two former foes
falling-out, quarrel, antagonism, schism, dissension, exacerbation, resumption of hostilities

rapprochement

noun
A reestablishment of friendship or harmony:
Translations

rapprochement

[ræˈprɒʃmɑ̃ːŋ] Nacercamiento m

rapprochement

nAnnäherung f

rapprochement

[raprɔʃmɑ̃] n (frm) rapprochment (with/of/between)riavvicinamento (a/di/fra)
References in classic literature ?
How it would all have ended I do not know, had not a curious incident helped to bring about a rapprochement.
Under such conditions no RAPPROCHEMENT was to be looked for, and an utter indifference, founded at best on ignorance, took the place of family affection--even on community of interests.
We thus effect a mutual rapprochement of mind and matter, and reduce the ultimate data of introspection (in our second sense) to images alone.
Kirkuk / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq and the world urged the Iraqis on Wednesday to true reconciliation and assume their responsibilities to confront terrorism, relying on dialogue and rapprochement wisely to preserve the territorial integrity of their country .
TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources in the Syrian Army said that Head of the country's military Intelligence General Ali Mamlouk traveled to Beirut last week to meet with his Egyptian counterpart to pave the ground for the rapprochement of Damascus-Cairo all-out relations.
Thus, a rapprochement with Israel could be the timely cure that eases Turkey's isolation headache.
Ma'ariv newspaper cited an Israeli security source as saying that Israel welcomes the Egyptian rapprochement with Hamas, noting that the military leaders in Israel see in this convergence a useful tool for the elimination of the Salafist groups, which have garnered a lot of underground support in Gaza due to Egypt's recent military campaigns in the Sinai.
Hollande is the first French leader to visit the communist island nation in more than a century and also the first Western leader to travel to Cuba since the surprise announcement in December of a rapprochement between Washington and Havana.
They have been able to spoil attempts at rapprochement between the two countries in the past and appear determined to do the same again.
This meeting aims at promoting dialogues in order to exchange views, ideas and suggestions for the sake of enhancing rapprochement and human harmony based on the humanitarian values, he added.
Muscat, February 17 (ONA) As part of the Human Rapprochement and Harmony Week , Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science organized today the scientific forum titled ' Human Citizenship and its Role in Human Rapprochement and Harmony'.
Muscat: As part of the Human Rapprochement and Harmony Week, Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science organised on Tuesday the scientific forum titled 'Human Citizenship and its Role in Human Rapprochement and Harmony'.