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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He seems to have a good read on his players and good rapport with them.
▪ The other one thought the most important thing was good communications and rapport.
▪ Michael Caine and I always have a good rapport.
▪ Third, and most important for the success of the networking, concerned the establishment of personal rapport between fieldworker and informant.
▪ Their personal rapport is no longer a popular subject with White House officials.
▪ In such cases, as in all human relationships, the presence or absence of personal rapport was a critical element.
▪ They had been able to build a rapport with him, however.
▪ Gradually they began building a rapport based on this mutual love for creating structures.
▪ This makes it much easier to integrate teaching and assessment, as well as helping us to build up a rapport with our trainees.
▪ Try to build up a rapport with the judge. 12.
▪ He has developed a rapport with Desmond, which so far does not exist between the proprietor and the Express.
▪ From her period of residential living she had developed a particular rapport with Henry.
▪ Miss Madrigal and the girl develop a strange rapport.
▪ One day, perhaps, Putin will develop a similarly close rapport with Clinton's successor.
▪ You will need to establish rapport quickly, so that they can trust you.
▪ Her son had called from college, and they were establishing some kind of rapport again.
▪ The physician must establish a sympathetic rapport with the patient to help elucidate possible causes and contributing factors.
▪ It is also important that the presenter be appropriate for the specific audience and be able to establish a rapport with them.
▪ Some of the disadvantages are: It is more difficult to establish rapport on the telephone.
▪ Therefore it was important to establish a rapport with Dilip as soon as possible.
▪ One of the most difficult problems in depth interviewing is that of establishing a rapport between respondent and interviewer.
▪ Pete had established an amazing rapport with all the animals.
▪ Alison and Johnny had an easy rapport that was clear to everyone.
▪ Before you do business with someone, it is important to establish a rapport.
▪ There seems to be a better rapport between players and officials now than in the past.
▪ You are lucky to have such a good rapport with your boss.
▪ He has developed a rapport with Desmond, which so far does not exist between the proprietor and the Express.
▪ His rapport is instantaneous: this big, good-looking black man, kind of funny, kind of smart.
▪ Many a time he commented upon the mental rapport he found with his most intelligent animals.
▪ The other one thought the most important thing was good communications and rapport.
▪ There were larger things to worry about than rapport.
▪ Third, and most important for the success of the networking, concerned the establishment of personal rapport between fieldworker and informant.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rapport \Rap*port"\ (r[a^]p*p[=o]rt"; F. r[.a]`p[^o]r"), n. [F., fr. rapporter to bring again or back, to refer; pref. re- re- + apporter to bring, L. apportare. Cf. Report.] Relation; proportion; conformity; correspondence; accord.

'T is obvious what rapport there is between the conceptions and languages in every country.
--Sir W. Temple.

En` rap`port" ([aum]N` r[.a]`p[^o]r") [F.], in accord, harmony, or sympathy; having a mutual, especially a private, understanding; in mesmerism, in that relation of sympathy which permits influence or communication.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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)).\n

\nPsychological 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). See 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.


n. 1 A relationship of mutual trust and respect. 2 Relation; proportion; conformity; correspondence; accord.

  1. n. relation of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people [syn: resonance]

  2. a feeling of sympathetic understanding [syn: compatibility]

  3. sympathetic compatibility [syn: accord]

Rapport (disambiguation)

Rapport is an aspect of unconscious human interaction.

Rapport may also refer to:

  • Rapport (NLP), a set of techniques for personal development
  • Rapport (newspaper), one of the largest Sunday newspapers in South Africa
  • Rapport (television programme), a television news programme from Sweden
  • Rapport (software), computer security software
  • Richárd Rapport (born 1996), Hungarian chess Grandmaster
Rapport (newspaper)

Rapport is an Afrikaans-language weekly newspaper (released on Sundays) in South Africa. Its head office is in Johannesburg.


Rapport is a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well.

The word stems from the old French verb rapporter which means literally to carry something back; and, in the sense of how people relate to each other means that what one person sends out the other sends back. For example, they may realize that they share similar values, beliefs, knowledge, or behaviors around politics, music or sports.

There are a number of techniques that are supposed to be beneficial in building rapport such as: matching your body language (i.e., posture, gesture, etc.); maintaining eye contact; and matching breathing rhythm.

A classic if unusual example of rapport can be found in the book Uncommon Therapy by Jay Haley, about the psychotherapeutic intervention techniques of Milton Erickson. Erickson developed the ability to enter the world view of his patients and, from that vantage point (having established rapport), he was able to make extremely effective interventions (to help his patients overcome life problems). Some psychiatrists and psychoanalysts argue that without establishing a proper rapport the sessions don't have the same beneficial effects on the patients, as they won't be as open and communicative.

Rapport (television programme)

Rapport ("Report") is one of the two main news programmes from the Swedish television broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT).

Rapport's main bulletin is broadcast every day at 19:30 on SVT1. It runs for thirty minutes every day except Saturday, when it runs for fifteen minutes. Ever since the 1970s, it has been the most watched news bulletin in Sweden.

The title is also used for most other news bulletins on SVT. On weekdays in 2014, Rapport is broadcast every half-hour between 06:00 and 09:30 (as part of Gomorron Sverige), 18:00 and 19:30 on SVT1, 09:00, 16:00, and every half-hour between 01:00 and 05:30 on SVT2. On weekends, only the prime time and late night editions are broadcast.

The 19:30 bulletin has special presenters (since 2005 they are Katarina Sandström, Lisbeth Åkerman and Morgan Olofsson). These presenters usually only host the 19:30 bulletin (except on weekends when they can also be seen hosting the late night edition). In the summer, both Aktuellt and Rapport 19:30 is frequently hosted by temps. The other editions are hosted by a larger team of presenters working in different time shifts.

A feature of Rapport at 19:30 is that the bulletin consists solely of filmed reports and some telegrams with almost no studio interviews allowed.

Usage examples of "rapport".

Rom had shared a rare moment of rapport in their guilty, private pleasure every time Dukat came to the bar with whoever his latest comfort woman was and regaled her with the story of Admiral Alkene, ending with a grandiloquent toast and salute to the mural.

Their rapport at moments attains for Eccles a pitch of pleasure, a harmless ecstasy, that makes the world with its vicious circumstantiality seem remote and spherical and green.

A soft step in the room, a voice that whispered his name, and Taniquel was at his side, the web of rapport meshing between them.

It normally consists of questions, telepathic probing and attempted rapport, and exposure to unkeyed matrix crystal.

Conway began hopping over and around the brontosaur, with Arretapec, who was in rapport with the patient, reporting constantly on the effects of the various stimuli.

The VUXG doctor, in rapport with the brontosaur under the surface of the lake, reported that success or failure hung in the balance.

Using the anti-gravity belt to increase his mobility, Conway began hopping over and around the brontosaur, with Arretapec, who was in rapport with the patient, reporting constantly on the effects of the various stimuli.

Briefly, the subject will imitate any movement of the hypnotist, or will obey any suggestion made by word, look or gesture, suggested by the one with whom he is en rapport.

Whatever rapport Bloor and I had developed with the Striker people was wearing very thin after three days of increasingly strange behavior and the antisocial attitude we apparently manifested at the big Striker cocktail party at the Punta Morena beach bar was clearly unacceptable.

Their self-image already presupposed a sympathetic rapport between leaders and citizens.

When Monica knocked on the door and Richard an swered it, their eyes met and held in rapport.

If they were to make an initial non-violent contact with the Dyson aliens, I would expect them to make some attempt to communicate and build up a rapport.

Supernaturally keen, her sight and senses, aware of the life of small birds, so that she felt she was smacking her lips and almost giggled and broke out of the rapport with the absurdity of it, sudden burning hunger and a desire almost sexual in its ferocity .

Nevertheless she went up to the strange, fierce-looking birds, and held out her hand to the one Orain held, looking it into the eye and reaching out with that instinctive rapport.

In that instant of revelation Brevis forced his mind to withdraw from the fantastic rapport, and forced his muscles to carry him to his knees.