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Below you will find the definition of rapport, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
rapport(ră-pôrˈ, -pōrˈ, rə-)
(noun) - a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
EXAMPLES - Rapport in a Sentence
- I suppose the coincidence was owing to our mental "rapport," as the (source)
- There can be no reconciliation, no truce, no "rapport" between these. (source)
- Love starts with "rapport," the ability of two people to feel at ease together. (source)
- Establishing the rapport was the best thing that could have happened in the compartment. (source)
- (And don't even think we'll see the kind of rapport that existed between Maggie and Ronald.) (source)
- This relationship or "rapport" can be built over years as it would be ordinarily with a parent. (source)
- As the head of a company, if you have that kind of rapport or allegiance, that is a great thing. (source)
- When you have the kind of rapport Ronald Reagan did, it's about something much deeper than mere skill. (source)
- One of the many ways you can build rapport is to include some personal information about you and your family. (source)
- You're going to build that kind of rapport and respect with people who are over there laying it down for us. '' (source)
- And the next time she saw Cole, she'd try everything she could think of to establish some kind of rapport with him. (source)
- Donaldson also suggests that it takes at least five years for an announcer to build up "rapport" with the listeners. (source)
- Particularly his sparring with John Kruk, so perhaps he can develope that same kind of rapport here with someone on MLBN. (source)
- Many investigators assert that the "rapport," meaning the relationship between the subject and hypnotist, is all important. (source)
- She resists at first but they slowly gain a rapport from the 1940s into the 1970s as the civil rights movement swirls around them. (source)
- These are very welcome articles and are helpful in determining what kind of rapport you ultimately desire to have with your partner. (source)
- I guess we'll have to see if the "rapport" between Booster and SKeets will ever parallel that between L-Ron and Max Lord in the heyday of the JLI. (source)
- I may have some natural abilities in reaching clients, but at the very heart of my rapport was my own experience with obsessive compulsive disorder. (source)
- No where else can you find that crazy kind of rapport among customers who don't know each other's names but know every title in each other's pull list. (source)
- It makes for the occasional odd dynamic, to be sure, but mostly we have the kind of rapport reserved for those who served on the same ship back in the War of (source)
- In addition, the musicians were skeptical of Mr. Reiner's ability to establish a "rapport" with the orchestra, having not conducted professionally since 1963. (source)
- Nausicaae has a kind of rapport with the Ohmu; dangerous and frightening as they are, she can soothe them with a wind-flute and guide them back toward the forest. (source)
- Psychological Advice officer or somebody like that, and now proceeded to interview each of us in private, quite obviously trying to gain some kind of rapport with us. (source)
- But again, you have to bring it to a level where you can attempt to negotiate with him, develop some kind of rapport, and bring this situation to a peaceful conclusion. (source)
- What kind of rapport exists, relationships are there between southern members of the Congress, white southern members of Congress and black members of Congress who are not from the South? (source)
- I was assured, however, that its power was not equal in all, but proportioned to the amount of certain vril properties in the wearer in affinity, or 'rapport' with the purposes to be effected. (source)
- I developed a kind of rapport with her which was along the lines of trying to wrestle each other to the ground whenever we could, or sometimes we just gave each other piggy backs around the place. (source)
- It creates a sort of scholarly "rapport" -- this use of commas -- between the gentility of the author and the assumed gentility of the reader, taking the latter into a kind of amiable partnership in ironic superiority. (source)
- And all you have to do is travel behind an American humvee down the streets of Port-au-Prince and see the Haitians waving at our folks, our men and women, and the smiles back to realize the kind of rapport that's developed. (source)
- He then goes on to describe the "rapport" that Martinez built up with KSM, as well as the "ad-hoc nature of the [CIA interrogation] program," and even painting the CIA as "nearly devoid of expertise in detention and interrogation." (source)
- When Ford became president after Richard Nixon's resignation, he reached out to terHorst, naming him press secretary, as he told the White House reporters, in hopes of keeping "the kind of rapport and friendship which we had in the past." (source)
- In the ecstasy of its creative and receptive "rapport" with these it becomes aware of the presence of certain immortal companions whose vision is at once the objective standard of such ideas and the premonition of their fuller realization. (source)
- American Properties Realty in the Princeton suburb of Ewing, Stefanie Soden and Steve Neuhof, both 27, moved in together last summer - but said they had chosen the building because it offered the chance to feel "rapport" with other residents. (source)
- This "rapport" is that of a master to a child; but to a very special kind of child, a "child" moreover who, from the biological point of view, has not been corrupted by the thousands of years of reasoning and society that weigh on the human child. (source)
- And according to the report, their use of "rapport -" and "relationship-building" techniques - not "enhanced interrogation techniques" -- is what led Zubaydah to reveal to them the identity of KSM, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks: (source)
- The risk of investing in Arenas' four-year, $80 million contract is mitigated by his long-term rapport with his new GM, who has maintained their relationship since Smith was an executive with the Warriors when Arenas beginning his career at Golden State. (source)
- He believes that because he is good at establishing rapport, which is what makes him a good ghost writer, that it means he is also able to adopt from his present company the characteristics he needs to win through with such a sophisticated set of players. (source)
- Therefore, in the absence of anything better for the moment, and subject to further information, I hold to the hypothesis of a psychic automatism of the mediumistic type, as a concomitant phenomenon developed from the normal "rapport" which is _necessary_ and pre-existent. (source)
- And yet though they are so essentially part of us and part of the universe, they remain vague, obscure, contradictory, confused, inchoate; only gradually assuming coherent substance and form as the "rapport" between man and his invisible companions grows clearer and clearer. (source)
- If, therefore, the immortals are possessed of personality they must be subject to this duality; and the fact that they are subject to it puts them necessarily in at least a potential "rapport" with all other living souls, since the essence of every living soul is to be found in the same unfathomable struggle. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "rapport" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 22 synonyms for rapport.
affinity, agreement, bond, compatibility, concord, cotton, empathy, good vibes, good vibrations, groove, harmony, hitting it off, interrelationship, link, relationship, same wavelength, simpatico, soul, sympathy, the groove, togetherness, unity
We have 5 antonyms for rapport.
coldness, disagreement, discord, incompatibility, unfriendliness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (ră-pôrˈ, -pōrˈ, rə-)
View up to 25 definitions of rapport from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A relationship of mutual trust and respect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Relation; proportion; conformity; correspondence; accord.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To have relation or reference; relate; refer.
- (noun) Harmonious relation; correspondence; accord or agreement; affinity; analogy: used as a French word, often in the phrase en rapport, in or into close relation, accord, or harmony.
- (noun) In French law. a report on a case, or on a subject submitted; a return.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people