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English translation of 'rapprocher'

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rapprocher

[ʀapʀɔʃe ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (mettre plus près) to move closer
rapprocher qch de to move sth closer to
Il a rapproché le fauteuil de la télé. He moved the armchair closer to the TV.
2.  [deux objets] to move closer together
3.  (réunir) to bring together
Cet accident a rapproché les deux frères. The accident brought the two brothers together.
4.  (comparer) to establish a parallel between
see also se rapprocher

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C'est un poste où l'on ne reste pas plus de trois ans et nous voulons nous rapprocher encore.
Arnaud, Georges-Jean Les moulins à nuages
Dans cette affaire, il ne cherche même pas à rapprocher les factures des ventes avec celles des achats présumés fictifs.
Matthieu, Robert L'enfer fiscal: les victimes témoignent
FUSIONS Les groupes pétroliers américains Exxon et Mobil seraient sur le point de se rapprocher, selon des sources boursières.
Le Monde (1998)
Ils souhaitent se rapprocher de la nature sans abandonner les bienfaits du confort.
Le Monde (2002)
On peut se rapprocher au maximum de la peau en étant sûr de ne pas détruire les autres tissus.
Marie Claire

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