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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.
Undoubtedly Arab-Iran rapprochements have to be underlined in Persian Gulf without earlier normalization of political relations between Iran and West particularly Washington.
He began pursuing rapprochement with West and improving relations with neighbors.
Que ce soit a l'echelle internationale lorsqu'il s'est agi de remettre en cause les principes ecules de la pensee socialiste de l'epoque, au niveau national lorsqu'il etait question de porter l'action patriotique au niveau de la consolidation de notre integrite territoriale, de notre souverainete nationale, ou encore, au niveau du renouvellement de l'action progressiste dans notre pays, du depassement des cliches ecules, des situations de blocage et des positions figees pour creer les rapprochements necessaires et les conditions d'un veritable compromis historique pour un rapprochement entre la monarchie et l'opposition de l'epoque, Ali Yata n'a jamais hesite a aller a contre sens des idees recues.
(7) For an analysis of the main rapprochements efforts between Greece and Turkey see George Koukoudakis, "The Role of Citizens in the Current Greek-Turkish Rapprochement", Paper for the 56th Annual Conference of Political Studies Association, University of Reading, April 4-6, 2006.
Khartoum 13 Mai (SUNA)- Le vice-president de la Republique, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul-Rahman a dirige d'accelerer les rapprochements tribaux et reparer le tissu social a promouvoir la stabilite et le developpement dans l'Etat de l'Est-Darfour.
But this is one thing, and breakthroughs and rapprochements are another, let alone the U.S.
Lilburne's personal courage as well as his cantankerousness and exhibitionism are not in themselves markers of radicalism; one hears nothing in this account of Lilburne's repeated and sustained rapprochements with royalism.
As in the case of wine, the author covers a lot of well-known ground, but there are also helpful rapprochements and insights.