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English definition of “rapport”


noun [S or U]     /ræˈpɔːr/ US  /-ˈpɔːr/
a good understanding of someone and an ability to communicate well with them: We'd worked together for years and developed a close/good rapport. She has an excellent rapport with her staff.Empathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
(Definition of rapport noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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