Synonyms for mate
One of a pair
complement, analog, counterpart; see match 2.
partner, comrade, schoolfellow, stable companion, helpmate, playmate, classmate, buddy*, pal*, chum*, roomie*; see also friend 1.
A marriage partner
spouse, bride, groom, bedmate, the old man*, the old lady*; see also husband, wife.
A naval officer
warrant officer, skipper, petty officer, next in command to a captain, first mate, second mate, third mate, boatswain's mate; see also officer 3.
See mate in Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus II
One of a matched pair of things: companion, counterpart, double, duplicate, fellow, match, twin. See same
A husband or wife: consort, partner, spouse. (Informal) better half. See marriage
One who shares interests or activities with another: associate, chum, companion, comrade, crony, fellow. (Informal) buddy, pal. See near
A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts: amigo, brother, chum, confidant, confidante, familiar, friend, intimate1, pal. (Informal) bud2, buddy. (Slang) sidekick. See love
To join or be joined in marriage: espouse, marry, wed. (Slang) hitch. Idiom: tie the knot. See marriage
To engage in sexual relations with: bed, copulate, couple, have, sleep with, take. Idioms: go to bed with, make love, make whoopee, roll in the hay. See sex
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