1FINANCE an amount of money borrowed by a government or an organization. The government or organization produces a document promising that it will pay back the money that it has borrowed, usually with interest. The document, which can be bought and sold, is also called a bond
Many investors switched out of shares into bonds yesterday.
1feeling of friendship友情ADJECTIVE | VERB + BOND | BOND + VERB | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤close, strong親密的聯繫；密切的關係▸➤common共同的紐帶➤special特別的聯繫▸➤natural天然的紐帶▸➤emotional, spiritual情感紐帶；精神上的紐帶◇A strong spiritual bond exists between them. 他們倆在精神上緊密相通。VERB + BOND➤be linked by, feel, have, share有紐帶相連；關係密切◇She felt a bond of affection for the other girls. 她與其他女孩感情很深。➤create, develop, establish, forge, form建立聯繫；發展聯繫▸➤strengthen加強聯繫➤loosen, weaken放鬆／削弱聯繫▸➤break, sever切斷聯繫；斷絕關係BOND + VERB➤exist紐帶存在▸➤link sb紐帶連接某人◇the bond that links us 連接我們的紐帶PREPOSITION➤bond between⋯之間的聯繫◇We try to forge bonds between the different communities. 我們努力在不同社區之間建立聯繫。➤bond of⋯的紐帶◇bonds of friendship 友誼的紐帶bond
2certificate for money you have lent債券ADJECTIVE | VERB + BOND | BOND + NOUNADJECTIVE➤high-yield, long-term高收益／長期債券▸➤corporate, government, municipal, savings, treasury公司債券；公債；市政債券；儲蓄債券；國庫券➤convertible可兌換債券▸➤junk高風險債券◇the high yield on junk bonds 高風險債券的高收益VERB + BOND➤buy, invest in, purchase, put money into購買債券；投資債券◇I decided to invest in some government bonds. 我決定投資一些政府債券。➤cash, cash in, redeem把債券兌現；償付債券◇The bonds were redeemed in 2002. 這些債券已於 2002 年償付。➤issue, sell發行／出售債券BOND + NOUN➤market債券市場
➡ See also the entry for relationship1另见relationship条第1义bond ♦︎ rapport ♦︎ empathy ♦︎ affinityThese are all words for a close connection, friendship or understanding between people or groups.这些词均表示人际间的紧密联系、亲善、理解。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆a bond / a rapport / empathy / an affinity between A and B◆a rapport / empathy / an affinity with sb / sth◆empathy / an affinity for / towards sb / sth◆a close bond / rapport / affinity◆(a) great rapport / empathy / affinity◆(a) real bond / rapport / empathy / affinity◆(a) natural bond / empathy / affinity◆a special bond / rapport / affinity◆to feel / have a bond / a rapport / empathy / an affinity◆to develop a bond / a rapport / empathy■bond [countable] something that forms a connection between people or groups, such as a feeling of friendship or shared ideas and experiences纽带；联系；默契◆A bond of friendship had been forged between them. 他们俩曾经结交成为朋友。◆The agreement strengthened the bonds between the two countries. 该协定加强了两国间的联系。◆the special bond between mother and child 母子间的独特关系▸bond
[intransitive] ◆Mothers who are depressed sometimes fail to bond with their children. 患忧郁症的母亲有时无法和孩子建立亲子关系。■rapport ræˈpɔː(r) [singular, uncountable] a friendly relationship in which people like and understand each other亲善；融洽；和谐◆Honesty is essential if there is to be a good rapport between patient and therapist. 以诚为本，病人和治疗师才能建立默契。◆There was little rapport between the two women. 这两个女人不和。NOTE辨析 Bond or rapport?Rapport is more commonly used to describe a personal relationship between individuals; bond is more general and describes relationships between countries and groups as well. A rapport is based on understanding and liking each other; a bond can exist because of many different things, for example a shared interest, a family relationship, or financial reasons. If people or groups share a bond, they have a connection that is difficult to break and that affects the way they behave. It is stronger and more important than a rapport. A bond may be forged over a period of time; a rapport may need to be established but you can also have an instant rapport with sb, that just happens without effort. * rapport较常用于描述个体之间的私人关系；bond较笼统，还用于描述国家间、群体间的关系。rapport基于互相理解和喜欢；bond可以因许多不同的原因而产生，如共同的兴趣、家庭关系、经济联系等。bond所指的人际间的联系很难切断，而且这种联系会影响人们的行为方式。bond比rapport更牢固、更重要。bond可能经过一段时间才能形成，常与动词forge搭配；rapport可能需要逐渐建立，常与动词establish搭配，但也有可能无须努力便自然而然地产生，即所谓的“一见如故”(to have an instant rapport with sb)。■empathy ˈempəθi [uncountable, singular] the ability to understand another person's feelings or experience同感；共鸣；同情◆the writer's imaginative empathy with his subject 作者把想象中的感情投入到笔下的人物◆She shows a lack of empathy for other people's situations. 她显得对其他人的处境缺乏同情。ⓘ You feel empathy for sb because you are able to imagine what it is like to be that person and to share their feelings. It is sometimes confused with sympathy. * empathy指能够想象他人的处境且能感受他们的心情，有时会跟sympathy混淆◆Both authors have the skill to make you feel empathy with their heroines(= you understand and share their feelings). 两位作者都有技巧让人对其女主角产生共鸣。◆I have great sympathy for the flood victims(= I feel very sorry for them). 我对洪灾受害者抱有极大的同情。 see also sympathy ⇨ sympathy see also empathize ⇨ understand2■affinity əˈfɪnəti [singular] (formal) a strong feeling that you understand and like sb/sth喜好；喜爱◆Sam was born in the country and had a deep affinity with nature. 萨姆在乡下出生，特别喜爱大自然。◆Humans have a special affinity for dolphins. 人类格外喜爱海豚。