entente cordiale


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entente cordiale

(French ɑ̃tɑ̃t kɔrdjal)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a friendly understanding between political powers: less formal than an alliance
2. (Historical Terms) (often capitals) the understanding reached by France and Britain in April 1904, which settled outstanding colonial disputes
[C19: French: cordial understanding]
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en•tente cor•diale

(ɑnˈtɑnt kɔrˈdyɑl, ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t)
n.
a friendly understanding, esp. between nations.
[1835–45; < French]
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entente cordiale

1. A French phrase meaning cordial understanding, especially between countries.
2. An alliance between Britain and France in 1904 largely due to the behind-the-scenes diplomacy of Edward VII.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entente cordiale - an informal alliance between countriesentente cordiale - an informal alliance between countries
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
2.entente cordiale - a friendly understanding between political powers
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
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entente cordiale

noun agreement, understanding, arrangement, treaty, deal (informal), friendship, pact, compact holding a conference in an attempt to develop an entente cordiale
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Unfortunately for the existing entente cordiale between two great nations, she was the Sultana.
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Britain and France signed the Entente Cordiale, marking the end of a thousand years of enmity between the two nations.
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The first episode, Entente Cordiale, saw the pair return home from a Spanish vacation determined to sustain their respective holiday romances.
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The campaign which began lately, will last for six weeks, during which the embassy will submit an online video every week, mentioned the sources, noting that the embassy aims at entente cordiale with the Egyptian people with its various categories.
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Although there remain some outstanding issues to resolve before a formal announcement can be made by City Racing, the Jockey Club-backed group seeking to establish a series of thoroughbred races in cities around the world, there is already an entente cordiale.

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