[ra-pawr, -pohr, ruh-]
relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic relation: a teacher trying to establish close rapport with students.

1530–40; < French, derivative of rapporter to bring back, report, equivalent to r(e-) re- + apporter (Old French aporter < Latin apportāre, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + portāre to carry; see port5)

nonrapport, noun

fellowship, camaraderie, understanding.
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rapport (ræˈpɔː)
(often foll by with) See also en rapport a sympathetic relationship or understanding
[C15: from French, from rapporter to bring back, from re- + aporter, from Latin apportāre, from adto + portāre to carry]

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Word Origin & History

1661, "reference, relationship," from Fr. rapport, back-formation from rapporter "bring back," from re- "again" + apporter "to bring," from L. apportare "to bring," from ad- "to" + portare "to carry" (see port (1)). Psychological meaning "intense harmonious accord," as between
therapist and patient, is first attested 1894, though the word had been used in a very similar sense with ref. to mesmerism from 1845 (first recorded in E.A. Poe).
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Medical Dictionary

rapport rap·port (rā-pôr', rə-)
Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.

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Example sentences
His storytelling style involves developing a rapport with the people he
  photographs through shared common interests and listening.
He had an endless ability for rapport with ordinary people.
Rapport, once established, will make your sales almost effortless.
Boost your social and communication skills, establish rapport and make friends.
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