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rapprochement

(ra-prawsh-MAWN) Pronunciation RealAudio

noun: Establishing or reestablishing of cordial relation, especially between nations.

From French rapprochement, from rapprocher (to bring together), from re- + approcher (to approach), from Late Latin appropiare, from Latin ad- + propius (nearer), from prope (near).

"Japanese anger over the kidnappings and North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions have stalled the rapprochement process between Tokyo and Pyongyang."
Japan Seeks Malaysia's Help to Resolve N Korea Issues; The Borneo Bulletin (Brunei); Nov 11, 2003.

"There were signs of rapprochement between Kibaki and Karume during latter's wife's funeral in March this year." Nixon Nganga; Kiambu Leaders Plot How to Join Narc; East African Standard (Nairobi, Kenya); Oct 26, 2003.

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