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Saturday, December 16, 2000

Definitions for rapport

  1. A relation, especially one characterized by sympathetic understanding, emotional affinity, or mutual trust.

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Citations for rapport
He established a tremendous rapport with younger patients and routinely skipped classes and missed tests to take children to the circus or for rides in his convertible, often stopping for ice cream at Frank Monaco's drugstore on the South Side. James T. Fisher, Dr. America
Scott and Shackleton could not have been temperamentally more dissimilar and had virtually no rapport. Caroline Alexander, The Endurance
Origin of rapport
Rapport comes from French, from Old French, from raporter, "to bring back," from re-, "back, again" (from Latin) + aporter, "to bring" (from Latin apportare, from ad-, "to" + portare, "to carry").