| source : web1913 | Rapprochement \Rap`proche`ment"\, n. [F., fr. rapprocher to cause to approach again. See {Re-}; {Approach}.] Act or fact of coming or being drawn near or together; establishment or state of cordial relations. He had witnessed the gradual rapprochement between the papacy and Austria. --Wilfrid Ward. | source : wn | rapprochement n : the reestablishing of cordial relations [syn: {reconciliation}]