an establishment or reestablishment of harmonious relations: a rapprochement reached between warring factions.
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How to use rapprochement in a sentence
There was another more personal reason for Putin’s reluctance to abandon the rapprochement with the West.The Miscalculations and Missed Opportunities that Led Putin to War in Ukraine | Philip Short | August 3, 2022 | Time
A rapprochement with the West is not Putin’s policy, it is the policy of Russia.The Miscalculations and Missed Opportunities that Led Putin to War in Ukraine | Philip Short | August 3, 2022 | Time
A Cuba-U.S. rapprochement will make it increasingly hard for his government to blame the U.S. for its economic problems.
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.
There was even a rapprochement between him and his father before his death.
And, in effect, his example did serve to promote a rapprochement between the conquerors and the conquered.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Yes, I remembered that hostility to Archie certainly had resulted in a rapprochement between ourselves.In Accordance with the Evidence | Oliver Onions
A rapprochement between Orangemen and Nationalists would be difficult.The Evolution of Sinn Fein | Robert Mitchell Henry
Of late a rapprochement between the intellectual and trade unionist has begun to take place.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States | Selig Perlman
Not till the Bill was nearly through Committee was there any sign of rapprochement.
British Dictionary definitions for rapprochement
a resumption of friendly relations, esp between two countries
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Cultural definitions 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.
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