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


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

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)


Related forms

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


/ (ræˈpɔː) /


(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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Medicine definitions for rapports


[ ră-pôr, rə- ]


Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.
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