Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy.
  • noun The parties to such an agreement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See intent.

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  • noun An informal alliance or friendly understanding between two states.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an informal alliance between countries
  • noun a friendly understanding between political powers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, intent, from feminine past participle of entendre, to understand, intend; see intend.]

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Borrowing from French entente, meaning “understanding”.

Examples

  • In fact, the dominant Anglo-American entente is opposed to colonialization and demands that the natives be paid for the extraction of their natural resources.

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  • To sum up, I advocate an immediate revival of the Anglo-French "entente", as an essential prelude to any wider European or Atlantic unity.

    The Future of the Western Alliance

  • And that is why I proposed, at the Ottawa Conference, a revival of the Anglo-French "entente".

    The Future of the Western Alliance

  • Germany was really our friend and that we should have an "entente" with her rather than with France, French officers returning to France said that the Germans had assured them that they were their best friends, that England was the real enemy, and that it would be better to break the Entente and form an alliance with Germany.

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  • All who have followed later developments know that last year-I believe it was on the twenty-third of April - a so-called "entente" was concluded among the North Sea Powers and among the Baltic Sea Powers, whereby they guaranteed each other's coastal areas20.

    Fredrik Bajer - Nobel Lecture

  • As it was, my coming to the assistance of my poor friend happened to save the "entente" from being

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  • A certain degree of personal intimacy existed between the members of the two groups, and the "entente" was quite as unrestrained as might have existed between rival athletic teams.

    Marse Henry, Complete An Autobiography

  • A certain degree of personal intimacy existed between the members of the two groups, and the "entente" was quite as unrestrained as might have existed between rival athletic teams.

    Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography

  • In turn, the French President used the "entente" word five times as he praised his friend "Gordon".

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  • "entente" was quite as unrestrained as might have existed between rival athletic teams.

    Marse Henry : an autobiography,

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