- (Especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations: there were signs of a growing rapprochement between the two countriesMore example sentences
- In fact it is hardly likely to materialise at all as we are told any rapprochement with the social democrats depends on us turning our backs on radicalism.
- And South Korean President Kim Dae Jung was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing about the rapprochement.
- Even before the EU summit, Paris, Berlin and Moscow had been scrambling to effect a rapprochement with Washington.
French, from rapprocher, from re- (expressing intensive force) + approcher 'to approach'.