American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being in agreement; harmonious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In relation or connection; in or into communication or association; especially, in sympathetic relation: as, to bring A en rapport with B, or two persons with each other.
GNU Webster's 1913
- In accord, harmony, or sympathy; having a mutual, esp. a private, understanding; of a hypnotic subject, being in such a mental state as to be especially subject to the influence of a particular person or persons.
- n. in accord, harmony, or sympathy; having a mutual, especially a private, understanding; in mesmerism, in that relation of sympathy which permits influence or communication.
- French : en, in + rapport, agreement. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Chancing to know two or three of the crowd as old University friends, I was soon brought en rapport with the entire party and the time passed in dancing and jollity all the way to Memphis, where I had to leave them, while they kept on to some point farther up the river before taking rail to our mutual destination.”
“Usually the Loyalty Islanders would take notes of the sermon while it went on, but now and then it was simply impossible, for although his knowledge of Nengonese at that time, as compared with what it was afterwards, was very limited, and his vocabulary a small one from which to choose his expressions, he would sometimes speak with such intense earnestness and show himself so thoroughly en rapport with the most intelligent of his hearers, that they were compelled to drop their papers and pencils, and simply to to listen.”
“Perhaps these antics brought me en rapport with my unfortunate uncle, who, at the same time, was fighting his own endocarditic battle.”
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