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.
Origin and Etymology of rapprochement
French, from rapprocher to bring together, from Medieval 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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