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Definition of rapprochement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˌræproʊʃˈmɑn//
[singular, uncountable] (from French) (formal)
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a situation in which the relationship between two countries or groups of people becomes more friendly after a period during which they were enemies rapprochement (with somebody) policies aimed at bringing about a rapprochement with China rapprochement (between A and B) There now seems little chance of rapprochement between the warring factions.
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