Definition of rapprochement
: establishment of or state of having cordial relations
Examples of rapprochement in a Sentence
Officials hope that these talks will lead to a rapprochement with the rebels.
The possibility of rapprochement between the two countries seems unlikely.
Recent Examples of rapprochement from the Web
A secret Washington-Beijing back channel, developed with the help of Pakistan, laid the ground for President Nixon’s historic rapprochement with China.
But many analysts say Moon won't likely push for any major rapprochement projects because North Korea has gone too far on its nuclear program.
But many analysts say Moon is unlikely to push for any major rapprochement projects because North Korea has gone too far with its nuclear program.
Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia and his meetings with a slew of Middle Eastern leaders served to firmly mark the return to a foreign policy centered on alliances with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states and away from a rapprochement with Iran.
The low-key announcement looks a bit like a rapprochement between Google and Twitter, or at least a tacit admission that their products work better together.
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Origin and Etymology of rapprochement
French, from rapprocher to bring together, from Middle French, from re- + approcher to approach, from Old French aprochier, from Late Latin appropiare — more at approach
First Known Use: 1809
RAPPROCHEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rapprochement for English Language Learners
: the development of friendlier relations between countries or groups of people who have been enemies
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