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rapprochement (n.)

"establishment of cordial relations," 1809, from French rapprochement "reunion, reconciliation," literally "a bringing near," from rapprocher "bring near," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + aprocher (see approach (v.)). Generally in italics until 1880s.

updated on April 22, 2021

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Definitions of rapprochement from WordNet

rapprochement (n.)
the reestablishing of cordial relations;
Synonyms: reconciliation
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