V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: mutual understanding and trust between people
Synonyms: understanding, agreement, bond, relationship, unity, accord, harmony, trust, affinity
Antonyms: disagreement, friction, discord
Tips: It may be helpful to think of the informal word rap, "talk." People who have good rapport will also have a good rap together. This is a more sophisticated way of saying that you have a good relationship with someone. Specifically, you share a sense of trust and mutual understanding.
The politician wanted to develop a good rapport with the people of the town. (relationship, bond)
He knew he needed to build rapport with his coworkers in order to succeed in the company. (trust, unity)
Even though she and I have been acquaintances for a while, we've never had the kind of rapport that would make us good friends. (understanding, affinity)
We had great rapport from the beginning, and I felt he was someone I could trust implicitly. (understanding, trust, harmony)
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