- an establishment or reestablishment of harmonious relations: a rapprochement reached between warring factions.
Origin of rapprochement
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Examples from the Web for rapprochement
The Brazilian press said the White House informed Brasilia about the rapprochement minutes before the statement was made public.
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Most Latin Americans celebrated the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba.
This rapprochement was The Birth of a Nation that Griffith evoked when he changed the name of his movie from The Clansman.The Fight to Ban ‘Birth of a Nation’
November 20, 2014
There was even a rapprochement between him and his father before his death.The Secrets of Britain’s Wildest Aristocrats
October 20, 2014
Fittingly, some rapprochement seems to be taking place between both schools of thought.Oh, if These Penises and Vaginas Could Talk: Genitalia as Tools, Toys, and Weapons
May 1, 2014
As there is to be no rapprochement to us, what I can say may not avail.The Mystery of the Sea
Even English attempts at a rapprochement must not blind us to the real situation.The German War
Arthur Conan Doyle
For the rapprochement was scarcely a normal, schoolgirl intimacy.Regiment of Women
The Chancellor was instructed to prepare a rapprochement with France.The Kaiser's Memoirs
William II, German Emperor
It had evidently been assumed that the time had come for a rapprochement.The German Emperor as Shown in his Public Utterances
- a resumption of friendly relations, esp between two countries
Word Origin and History for rapprochement
A closer approach of two groups to each other. Rapprochement, a French term, is often applied to two nations, especially ones that become reconciled after relations between them have worsened.