rapprochement

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Meaning(s)

the establishment of good relations

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rapprochement - settlement

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The formal word ‘rapprochement’ is used to express the building of cordial relations between two or more countries, people, or groups, especially after a period of conflict or mutual suspicion. This term is most commonly used in written English, particularly in relation to media reports involving international politics.

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Synonyms convergence
Antonyms causticity

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  1. I would prefer to seek a rapprochement rather than continue this petty feud with my co-worker any longer. That’s why I’m planning to meet her in person and apologize.

  2. Talks are likely to continue into next week, but hopes of a rapprochement between the two countries are fading.

  3. Now that tensions have thawed between our two organizations, I feel like we might be able to enter into a period of rapprochement.

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