Definitions for rapportræˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr, rə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rap•portræˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr, rə-(n.)

  1. relation, esp. one that is harmonious or sympathetic:

    a close rapport between teacher and students.

Origin of rapport:

1530–40; < F, der. of rapporter to bring back, report

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rapport, resonance(noun)

    a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people


  1. rapport(Noun)

    A relationship of mutual trust and respect.

    He always tried to maintain a rapport with his customers.

  2. Origin: From the French rapporter (“to bring back”)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rapport(noun)

    relation; proportion; conformity; correspondence; accord


  1. Rapport

    Rapport occurs when two or more people feel that they are in sync or on the same wavelength because they feel similar or relate well to each other. Rapport is theorized to include three behavioral components: mutual attention, mutual positivity, and coordination. The word stems from the old French verb rapporter which means literally to carry something back; and, in the sense of how people relate to each other means that what one person sends out the other sends back. For example, they may realize that they share similar values, beliefs, knowledge, or behaviors around politics, music or sports. There are a number of techniques that are supposed to be beneficial in building rapport such as: matching your body language; maintaining eye contact; and matching breathing rhythm. A classic if unusual example of rapport can be found in the book Uncommon Therapy by Jay Haley, about the psychotherapeutic intervention techniques of Milton Erickson. Erickson developed the ability to enter the world view of his patients and, from that vantage point, he was able to make extremely effective interventions.


  1. Rapport

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Translations for rapport

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a statement or description of what has been said, seen, done etc

a child's school report; a police report on the accident.

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