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 ?
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.
Outside in fact he might himself make that ironic RAPPROCHEMENT; but within the walls, and in spite of the clear windows, his consistency was proof against the cynical light of New York.
How it would all have ended I do not know, had not a curious incident helped to bring about a rapprochement. One evening, when my mother was sitting in Anna Thedorovna's room, I crept on tiptoe to Pokrovski's apartment, in the belief that he was not at home.
Summary: The rapprochement between Turkey and Israel, while not yet complete with an exchange of ambassadors, is already a reality in a Middle East that is changing before our very eyes.
Muscat, Feb 14 (ONA) The Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science "SQHCCS" will organize this Tuesday the Human Rapprochement Week under the theme "Media and its Role in Human Rapprochement".
Thus, a rapprochement with Israel could be the timely cure that eases Turkey's isolation headache.
Following the elections, the Tunisian government agreed to rapprochement with the Syrian government; this rekindled relationship was facilitated by Algerian diplomats that worked as an intermediary between Tunisia and Syria.
They have been able to spoil attempts at rapprochement between the two countries in the past and appear determined to do the same again.
MUSCAT, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait takes part in the 4th 'Rapprochement and Human Harmony Week' held in Oman.
La deputee Naima Bouchareb, membre du groupe du progres democratique (GPD- PPS) a la Chambre des representants, a souligne que la culture est un element de taille qui joue un role important dans le rapprochement des points de vue entre le Maroc et l'Espagne, eux pays voisins qui se partagent une longue histoire et entretiennent de fructueuses relations de cooperation.