rapprochement
[ rap-rohsh-mahn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1809; French from rapprocher, from re- (expressing intensive force) + approcher ‘to approach’
Synonyms
  • detente
  • friendship
  • harmonization
  • harmony
  • reconciliation
  • agreement
  • cordiality
  • friendliness
  • reunion
  • softening
Antonyms
  • aloofness
  • disagreement
  • trouble
  • upset
Definition
an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations
Example
A) The leaders of the opposing nations came together to establish a rapprochement. B) After being divorced for three years, the couple worked towards a rapprochement.
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