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entente
Pronunciation: / ɑ̃tɑ̃t /

Translation of entente in English:

nom féminin

Compounds

l'Entente cordiale

l'Entente Cordiale
  • (Histoire, Politique)
    the entente cordiale

entente préalable

  • interim agreement

Cultural Note: l'Entente Cordiale

An agreement signed by the British and French governments in 1904 aiming to settle long-standing disputes between the two powers in territories such as Morocco, Egypt, Siam, Madagascar, the New Hebrides, West and Central Africa, and Newfoundland. It was motivated by a shared fear of Germany and in turn led to the Triple Entente between Britain, France and the Russian Empire in 1907. It represented a historic shift from conflict to rapprochement and negotiated agreements.

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