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rapport

[ ra-pawr, -pohr, ruh- ]
/ ræˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr, rə- /
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noun

relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic relation: a teacher trying to establish close rapport with students.

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Origin of rapport

1530–40; <French, derivative of rapporter “to bring back, report,” equivalent to r(e)- re- + apporter (Old French aporter, from Latin apportāre, equivalent to ap-ap-1 + portāre “to carry”; see port5)

OTHER WORDS FROM rapport

non·rap·port, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rapport

rapport
/ (ræˈpɔː) /

noun

(often foll by with) a sympathetic relationship or understandingSee also en rapport

Word Origin for rapport

C15: from French, from rapporter to bring back, from re- + aporter, from Latin apportāre, from ad to + portāre to carry
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Medical definitions for rapport

rapport
[ ră-pôr, rə- ]

n.

Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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