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en·tente

 (ŏn-tŏnt′)
n.
1. An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy: "the economic entente between the Soviet Union and western Europe" (Robert W. Tucker).
2. The parties to such an agreement.

[French, from Old French, intent, from feminine past participle of entendre, to understand, intend; see intend.]

entente

(French ɑ̃tɑ̃t)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for entente cordiale
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the parties to an entente cordiale collectively
[C19: French: understanding]

en•tente

(ɑnˈtɑnt)

n.
1. an understanding between nations agreeing to follow a particular policy in international affairs.
2. an alliance of parties to such an understanding.
[1830–45; < French: understanding, Old French: intention, n. use of feminine of entent, past participle of entendre to intend]

Entente

 national agreements collectively, as in the Triple Entente, 1894-1907; the Entente Cordiale, 1844, 1904.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entente - an informal alliance between countriesentente - an informal alliance between countries
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
2.entente - 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"

entente

noun agreement, understanding, accord, contract, arrangement, settlement, deal (informal), treaty, bargain, pact, compact, covenant, friendly agreement his attempts to nurture the entente between the two countries
Translations
antanta

entente

[ɑ̃ːnˈtɑ̃ːnt] N (Pol) → entente f

entente

[ɒnˈtɒnt] n (= friendly agreement) → entente f
an entente with sb → une entente avec qn
an entente between Britain and France → une entente entre la Grande-Bretagne et la France entente cordialeentente cordiale [ˌɒntɒntkɔːrdiˈɑl] nentente f cordiale
References in classic literature ?
Unfortunately for the existing entente cordiale between two great nations, she was the Sultana.
There were only two things needed: France to consider her own big interests and to ignore an entente from which she gains nothing that was not assured to her under the new agreement, and the money.
When that fail he make straight for his last resource, his last earth-work I might say did I wish double entente. He is clever, oh so clever!