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Examples of rapport in a Sentence
- Carter had some conventional assets. Although he was a southerner, he had an easy rapport with blacks and the early support of some key black leaders in his home state … —Jack W. Germond, Fat Man in a Middle Seat, 2002
- The name "horse whisperer" appears to be an ancient one from the British Isles, given to people whose rapport with horses seemed almost mystical. —Paul Trachtman, Smithsonian, May 1998
- … is said to have established an unusual rapport with the Afghan officers through demonstrating his respect for their traditions and way of life. —Carey Schofield, The Russian Elite, 1993
- Moreover, I shall … be arguing that the strength of even the more formal Southern writers stems from their knowledge of and rapport with the language spoken by the unlettered. —Cleanth Brooks, The Language of the American South, 1985
He quickly developed a good rapport with the other teachers.
She works hard to build rapport with her patients.
There is a lack of rapport between the members of the group.
Recent Examples of rapport from the Web
Every player on the roster raves about what Rondo has meant to the group's overall growth, and keeping him around will be vital to maintaining that same rapport.
Gallup could form a quick rapport with Dak Prescott, which might be important given how inconsistent Terrance Williams and Allen Hurns have been throughout their careers.
Getty Images Will and Meghan clearly already have the close, comfortable rapport of family.
Jacobs: Support groups help caregivers develop a trusting, convivial rapport that increases a sense of social support and decreases the likelihood of loneliness and depression.
Negotiators are trained to strike up a rapport with a suspect, calm them down, appeal to their sense of reason.
The project shows off the ATLien's curation ability, which puts Future Hendrix in position to succeed on a broad range of tracks, boasting the duo's strong rapport and versatility to play ball in any arena.
He and Spaeny have an easy rapport and some moments between them seem genuinely charming and goofy.
In working with those individuals, the single most important thing is to develop rapport and trust.
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Did You Know?
Report comes from the French verb reporter and rapport comes from the French rapporter. Both verbs mean "to bring back" and can be traced back to the Latin verb portare, meaning "to carry." Rapporter also has the additional sense of "to report," which influenced the original English meaning of rapport ("an act or instance of reporting"). That sense of rapport dropped out of regular use by the end of the 19th century.
Origin and Etymology of rapport
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Definition of rapport for English Language Learners
: a friendly relationship
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