Definition of rapprochement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rapprochement

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ræˈprɒʃmɒ̃//
 
, BrE//ræˈprəʊʃmɒ̃//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌræproʊʃˈmɑːn//
 
, NAmE//ˌræprɑːʃˈmɑːn//
 
[singular, uncountable](from French, formal) International relations
 
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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. Wordfinderaccord, ally, bilateral, cross-border, diplomat, embassy, international, rapprochement, relationship, treaty See related entries: International relations Word OriginFrench, from rapprocher, from re- (expressing intensive force) + approcher ‘to approach’.
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