Definition of rapport noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ræˈpɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ræˈpɔːr//
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[singular, uncountable] rapport (with somebody) | rapport (between A and B) a friendly relationship in which people understand each other very well She understood the importance of establishing a close rapport with clients. Honesty is essential if there is to be good rapport between patient and therapist. There was little rapport between the two women. She felt an instant rapport between them Word Originmid 17th cent.: French, from rapporter ‘bring back’.
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