Definitions for rapport
ræˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr, rə-rap·port
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rapport.
a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
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”)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Relation; reference; proportion. A word introduced by the innovator, William Temple, but not copied by others.
Etymology: rappat, Fr.
’Tis obvious what rapport there is between the conceptions and languages in every country, and how great a difference this must make in the excellence of books. William Temple.
Rapport (ra-PORE) is a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned are "in sync" with each other, understand each other's feelings or ideas, and communicate smoothly.The word stems from the French verb rapporter which means literally to carry something back. 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. This may also mean that the participants engage in reciprocal behaviors such as posture mirroring or in increased coordination in their verbal and nonverbal interactions.There are a number of techniques that are supposed to be beneficial in building rapport such as: matching your body language (i.e., posture, gesture, etc.); indicating attentiveness through maintaining eye contact; and matching tempo, terminology, and breathing rhythm. In conversation, some verbal behaviors associated with increased rapport are the use of positivity (or, positive "face management"), sharing personal information of gradually increasing intimacy (or, "self-disclosure"), and by referring to shared interests or experiences.Rapport has been shown to have benefits for psychotherapy and medicine, negotiation, education, and tourism, among others. In each of these cases, the rapport between members of a dyad (e.g. a teacher and student or doctor and patient) allows the participants to coordinate their actions and establish a mutually beneficial working relationship, or what is often called a "working alliance". In guided group activities (e.g., a cooking class, a wine tour and hiking group), rapport is not only dyadic and customer-employee oriented, but also customer-customer and group-oriented as customers consume and interact with each other in a group for an extended period.
Rapport is a relation of harmony, conformity, accord or affinity established in any human interaction, characterized by feelings of mutual understanding, trust, and respect. This often leads to effective communication and positive connection between people.
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.]
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
ra-pōr′, n. accord, as in the French phrase, 'en rapport,' in harmony. [Fr.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rapport is ranked #55962 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Rapport surname appeared 366 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rapport.
96.4% or 353 total occurrences were White.
1.9% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.3% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of rapport in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of rapport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
They may as well have a sign that says, ‘Don’t approach me’, or ‘I don’t want to be here', they need to be the ones to create a rapport.
I walked in the room and I looked at his face and I remembered, 'Oh my God, he's so young.' Which he is, i sensed he was very respectful, and I felt it was pretty easy to establish a rapport.
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.
I try to establish a rapport and establish the client's intentions for hypnosis.
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.
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- yhteisymmärrys, hyvät välitFinnish
- càirdeasScottish Gaelic
- tengsl, sambandIcelandic
- взаимопонимание, взаимоотношенияRussian
- dobri odnosiSerbo-Croatian
- பரஸ்பர நம்பிக்கை மற்றும் புரிதலைTamil
- ہم آہنگیUrdu
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