What Does Rapport Mean?


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Joe Gilbert Profile
Joe Gilbert answered
Rapport can be used in relations to coaches, teachers, and other relationship descriptions.  It is defined as: Relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic relation.  Example: The coach establishes a close rapport with all of her students.

The word rapport is a derivative of the French word rapporter:  To bring back, report, equivalent to.   It is synonymous with fellowship, camaraderie, and understanding. 

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These two companies are exerting their individuality and style in their image by using a strong word such as Rapport for their branding.  While some words are losing their meanings, others are maintaining them with solid dignity and historic presence.  Corporate branding is critical and words such as these make for instantly recognizable marketing approaches. 

Knowing the meanings and uses of words can assist you in many areas in your life.  From writing letters to polishing school papers, there are hundreds of ways linguistic skills can assist the average person.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I simply want a definition to the word rapport. I don't need fancy college talk , or other crap just a DEFINITION!!!!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Break it down in regular english terms not college terms.
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Anonymous answered

A relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas


Rapport; resonance
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Shezan Shaikh answered
Rapport is considered to be one of the most important characteristics which are present in the unconscious human interaction. In general the word rapport means being in "Sync" with a person that has the same wavelength as you.

Even to build a good rapport with the other person there are certain techniques which include; Marching of Body Language, Posture, gesture, maintaining eye contacts while talking, and at time even matching breathing rhythm.

Developing a rapport at times is also significant and effective in methods of teaching. If a teacher shares a good rapport with his/her students, it may be helpful for building a cooperative classroom. Taking inputs from the students also helps the professor to build a more inter active classroom, with the entire calls participating with full attention.

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