A relationship of mutual trust and respect.  A close and harmonious relationship in which people like, understand, and respect one another.

English borrowed this word directly from French.  But, in French, rapport is a report.  I suppose this is because we tend to establish rapport with the people we are reporting to, or with the people reporting to us.

We often use this word to describe our interactions with people in different roles.  A parent and a teacher might have good rapport. 

Early in her speech, she was able to establish rapport with her audience.

Synonyms: affinity, compatibility, harmony, sympathy


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