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rapprochement

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French rapprochement.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ræproʊʃˈmɑn/, /ræproʊʃˈmɑ̃/

NounEdit

rapprochement (plural rapprochements)

  1. The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries; a reconciliation.
    It was the Nixon administration that saw the rapprochement between the United States and China.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

rapprocher (to near, to approach) +‎ -ment

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rapprochement m (plural rapprochements)

  1. act or process of getting closer, nearer together
  2. link (between two things)

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