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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
Volo said his client’s rapport with both world leaders puts him in a good position to attend the meeting.
Boutella and Brown, as friendly rivals, share a particularly nice on-screen rapport.
The rapport that was there was incredibly goofy, friendly.
Craig — a muscular man with a Southern drawl and a friendly demeanor — is known to stop by local businesses to chat with the owners and build a friendly rapport with residents.
The reporter's commitment to telling this story was evident, as was her rapport with Jay — and his family, friends and doctors — who gave her unprecedented access into a process still rare for many people.
Another thing Pompeo has going for him is his rapport with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
The New York Times notes how France's Macron hopes to save the Iran deal with his rapport with Trump.
But over the long term, Macron hopes his rapport with Trump will help mitigate some of their policy differences.
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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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