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rapport (noun):

: a friendly, harmonious relationship

Source : Merriam -Webster

Etymology : The word rapport bears a resemblance to a more common English word, report, which is no coincidence: both words come ultimately from the Latin verb portare, meaning “to carry,” and both traveled through French words meaning “to bring back” on their way to English. Report has been in use since the 14th century, when it entered Middle English by way of Anglo-French. Rapport was first used in the mid-15th century as a synonym of report in its “account or statement” meaning, but that meaning had become obsolete by the mid-19th century. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that English speakers borrowed rapport back from French in the meaning of “a friendly, harmonious relationship.” We’re happy to report that rapport has since flourished, and we trust this friendly word will stick around a while.

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