entente

noun
en·​tente | \än-ˈtänt \

Definition of entente 

1 : an international understanding providing for a common course of action

2 [ French entente cordiale ] : a coalition of parties to an entente

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Despite a friendly-ish relationship with President Donald Trump, Putin's new mandate gives him little incentive to seek entente with Washington, especially as the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election intensifies. Angela Charlton, chicagotribune.com, "What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia," 19 Mar. 2018 Despite a friendly-ish relationship with President Donald Trump, Putin’s new mandate gives him little incentive to seek entente with Washington, especially as the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election intensifies. Washington Post, "What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia," 19 Mar. 2018 The entente between Louis Vuitton owner LVMH and Gucci parent Kering -- fierce rivals in most aspects of their business -- reflects the sensitivity of the issue amid growing concern over teenage eating disorders. Robert Williams, Bloomberg.com, "Luxury Rivals Kering and LVMH Join in Size-Zero Model Crackdown," 6 Sep. 2017 Nonetheless, even a problematic entente is better than the free-for-all that governs today. Charles Krauthammer, Orange County Register, "Credit Harry Reid for Gorsuch’s coming confirmation," 4 Feb. 2017 Nonetheless, even a problematic entente is better than the free-for-all that governs today. Charles Krauthammer, Orange County Register, "Credit Harry Reid for Gorsuch’s coming confirmation," 4 Feb. 2017 Nonetheless, even a problematic entente is better than the free-for-all that governs today. Charles Krauthammer, The Mercury News, "Krauthammer: GOP can thank Harry Reid for Gorsuch ascension," 3 Feb. 2017 Nonetheless, even a problematic entente is better than the free-for-all that governs today. Charles Krauthammer, Orange County Register, "Credit Harry Reid for Gorsuch’s coming confirmation," 4 Feb. 2017 Like his center-left predecessors, Mr. Moon wants to play a balancing role between the regional powers and convince North Korea to negotiate an entente. WSJ, "South Korea’s Defense Blunder," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of entente

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entente

French, from Old French, intent, understanding — more at intent

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