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 ?
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We thus effect a mutual rapprochement of mind and matter, and reduce the ultimate data of introspection (in our second sense) to images alone.
How it would all have ended I do not know, had not a curious incident helped to bring about a rapprochement.
It's part of a fast-moving wave of rapprochement on the Korean peninsula surrounding the Winter Olympics.
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He further stressed that PPP always believed in political rapprochement but it was the Sharifs who always backed down.
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