Origin of rapport
Examples from the Web for rapport
One agent in particular developed a rapport with Zubaydah and managed to elicit an all-important bit of intelligence.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is there some kind of rapport that makes it okay to convey this without seeming like a threat?
He was so kind at that moment; I immediately felt a rapport with him.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Daniel [Craig] is the one I had most rapport with, because we were ships passing.Pierce Brosnan’s Life After Bond: From Action Hero to Losing His Daughter to Cancer|Tim Teeman|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite being unable to communicate much, they have rapport and everyone around them believes they are dating.Louie’s Elevator Romance: Can Love Exist Without Sex?|Amanda Marcotte|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is an example of the rapport existing between the operator and hypnotized subject carried to an unusual degree.Telepathy and the Subliminal Self|R. Osgood Mason
She had nothing to grow to, or to put herself in rapport with.The Other Girls|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Rapport der heeren Gecommitteerden tot de petitien van de Raad van State en deser provincie finances.The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876|J. F. Loubat, LL.D.
Il y a cinquante minutes, le fil m'a rapport les propos que l'on tenait dans l'auberge du Roi Mathias.Le chteau des Carpathes|Jules Verne
He is always interesting, in harmony with his age, and in rapport with his reader.An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway|Martin Brown Ruud
British Dictionary definitions for rapport
Word Origin for rapport
Word Origin and History for rapport
1660s, "reference, relation, relationship," from French rapport "bearing, yield, produce; harmony, agreement, intercourse," back-formation from rapporter "bring back; refer to," from re- "again" (see re-) + apporter "to bring," from Latin apportare "to bring," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)).
Psychological meaning "intense harmonious accord," as between therapist and patient, is first attested 1894, though the word had been used in a very similar sense with reference to mesmerism from 1845 (first recorded in Poe). Cf. also report (n.). Johnson frowns on the word and credits its use in English to Sir William Temple, naturalizer of French terms, who did use it but was not the first to do so.