an establishing, or esp. a restoring, of harmony and friendly relations
Origin of rapprochementFrench from rapprocher, to bring together: see re-, approach, and -ment
- A reestablishing of cordial relations, as between two countries.
- The state of reconciliation or of cordial relations.
Origin of rapprochementFrench from rapprocher to bring together re- re- approcher to approach ( from Old French aprochier ; see approach . )