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ræˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr, rə-Rap·port

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rapport, resonancenoun

    a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people


  1. rapportnoun

    A relationship of mutual trust and respect.

    He always tried to maintain a rapport with his customers.

    Etymology: From the French rapporter (“to bring back”)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rapportnoun

    relation; proportion; conformity; correspondence; accord

    Etymology: [F., fr. rapporter to bring again or back, to refer; pref. re- re- + apporter to bring, L. apportare. Cf. Report.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rapport

    ra-pōr′, n. accord, as in the French phrase, 'en rapport,' in harmony. [Fr.]


  1. Rapport

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rapport in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rapport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Rapport in a Sentence

  1. William McCants:

    The effort to build up rapport with Muslims in the U.S. is predicated on the idea that you're worried about the community and you want them to trust law enforcement more and be more willing to give information about people who may be radicalizing.

  2. Joshua Black:

    It started several years ago back in 2018 when we went to interview him about another homicide, which he did not take credit for because he had nothing to do with it. And then, after that, it was just keeping in touch with him over the course of the next several years, just keeping a rapport with him.

  3. Kenneth Adelman:

    Trump gave up lots of things and got absolutely nothing from the North Koreans except for one thing, which was the one thing he wanted -- enormous flattery, i think Putin will be wonderful at this to say 'Oh My God, we had such great rapport, we just get along so well,' -- that is all that Trump really wants.

  4. Joseph Ravenell:

    Medical mistrust has been an important barrier to African-Americans seeking health care, and so the barbershop -- where men go on a monthly basis and have an opportunity to develop a rapport with a trusted key opinion leader in the community -- that rapport is a perfect foundation for talking about health, we know that when it comes to people being receptive to health messages, the setting and the mood that people are in can have an impact on how open they are to receiving those messages.

  5. Wesley Anderson:

    I try to establish a rapport and establish the client's intentions for hypnosis.

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