rapprochement

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French rapprochement.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rapprocher (to near, to approach) +‎ -ment

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rapprochement m (plural rapprochements)

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

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