relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic relation: a teacher trying to establish close rapport with students.
- non·rap·port, noun
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How to use rapport in a sentence
They offered a shower and a shave, of course, but Steve was more taken by their warmth and rapport.
My roommate and I were placed randomly together last-minute, and due to our drastically different lifestyles and schedules, we barely saw each other last semester and still have not yet formed a coherent rapport.How Can I Get My Roommate to Take the Pandemic Seriously? | Jamie Ducharme | January 6, 2021 | Time
You and your new neighbor, Jack, quickly build a friendly rapport and, after a couple weeks, you give him a set of keys, in case of emergency.Why We Judge People Based on Their Relatives - Facts So Romantic | Diana Fleischman | November 11, 2020 | Nautilus
Having discussions about that beforehand seems to me like the best way to maintain good rapport and family peace.How to plan a COVID-safe Thanksgiving, week-by-week | Kate Baggaley | October 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
This also shows consumers that you follow through on your promises which builds customer–brand rapport.How to use trending keywords from current events in content marketing | Gregg Schwartz | July 23, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Alas, there will be no buddy movie to capture the Abramson/McConnell rapport.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Developing a solid rapport with your fellow cast members to allow for some magical improv when the cameras start rolling?Why ‘Boarding’ Is Ruining Movies: Padding Blockbusters With A-List Cameos | Marlow Stern | August 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We need, as it were, to place ourselves en rapport with the mind alike of the conquered and the conquerors.The Three Days' Tournament | Jessie L. Weston
rapport, who took the lovers part, had been kept awake all night by an abscess on his finger, and was nearly fainting.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
What is meant by rapport in the group may be illustrated by a somewhat similar phenomenon which occurs in hypnosis.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
Twelve miles off lived a presbyter, with whom, in mesmerist phraseology, he was en rapport.
Two weekly newspapers kept the citizens en rapport with the outside world and the hustling life of the large cities.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier
British Dictionary definitions for rapport
(often foll by with) a sympathetic relationship or understanding: See also en rapport
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