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A friend; close companion
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  1. A friend; close companion
  2. A fellow member of a group, especially a fellow member of the Communist Party.
  3. A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion.
A fellow worker in the same profession; associate
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  1. A fellow worker in the same profession; associate
  2. A fellow member of a profession, staff, or academic faculty; an associate.
Any group or band
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  1. Any group or band
  2. A generational group as defined in demographics, statistics, or market research:
  3. An ancient Roman military unit of 300-600 men, constituting one tenth of a legion
A man who holds a peerage by descent or appointment.
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  1. A man who holds a peerage by descent or appointment.
  2. A person who has equal standing with another or others, as in rank, class, or age:
  3. A person or thing of the same rank, value, quality, ability, etc.; equal; specif., an equal before the law
A person who takes part in some activity in common with another or others; associate
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  1. A person who takes part in some activity in common with another or others; associate
  2. One that is united or associated with another or others in an activity or a sphere of common interest, especially:
  3. One of two or more persons engaged in the same business enterprise and sharing its profits and risks: each is an agent for the other or others and is liable, except when limited to his or her own investment, for the debts of the firm
A joint partner, as in a business enterprise; an associate.
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  1. A joint partner, as in a business enterprise; an associate.
  2. A partner, or associate
A member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood
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  1. A member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood
  2. Either of two persons not married to each other but otherwise in an intimate, spouse-like relationship: often, specif., used when the persons are of the same sex
  3. A thing that matches another in sort, color, etc.; one of a pair or set
Something thought of as like a friend in being helpful, reliable, etc.
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  1. Something thought of as like a friend in being helpful, reliable, etc.
  2. (Rock-climbing) Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.
  3. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement:
A diminutive of the male given name Alfred or of other names beginning with Al-.
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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Alfred or of other names beginning with Al-.
  2. Alternative form of alley. (a glass marble or taw)
  3. One in helpful association with another:
Either of two persons paired off in a partnership arrangement (buddy system) for mutual help and protection, as in combat or in children's camp activities
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  1. Either of two persons paired off in a partnership arrangement (buddy system) for mutual help and protection, as in combat or in children's camp activities
  2. A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
  3. Friend or comrade; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy:
A companion or associate
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  1. A companion or associate
  2. A longtime close friend or companion.
A very close friend or constant companion
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  1. A very close friend or constant companion
  2. The other self. A doctrine allowing a court to ignore the limited personal liability of a person who acts in a corporate capacity and impose personal liability for the corporation’s wrongful acts when it is shown that the individual was using the corporation to conduct personal business and that there was no real separation between the individual’s and the corporation’s identity. See also corporate (corporate veil). The other self. A doctrine allowing a court to ignore the limited personal liability of a person who acts in a corporate capacity and impose personal liability for the corporation’s wrongful acts when it is shown that the individual was using the corporation to conduct personal business and that there was no real separation between the individual’s and the corporation’s identity. See also corporate (corporate veil).
  3. An intimate friend or a constant companion.
A person who knowingly participates with another in an unlawful act; partner in crime
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  1. A person who knowingly participates with another in an unlawful act; partner in crime
  2. One who knowingly, voluntarily, or intentionally, and with common intent and criminal purpose shared with the principal offender, solicits or encourages another to commit a crime or assists or attempts to assist in its planning and execution. Normally, one’s mere presence while knowing the crime is about to be committed, without any contribution to the commission of the crime, does not make a person an accomplice. However, in some situations, knowledge combined with the failure to make an attempt to prevent the crime will make one an accomplice. An accomplice is normally regarded as just as culpable as the person who actually commits the crime. See also accessory, aid and abet, and conspiracy. One who knowingly, voluntarily, or intentionally, and with common intent and criminal purpose shared with the principal offender, solicits or encourages another to commit a crime or assists or attempts to assist in its planning and execution. Normally, one’s mere presence while knowing the crime is about to be committed, without any contribution to the commission of the crime, does not make a person an accomplice. However, in some situations, knowledge combined with the failure to make an attempt to prevent the crime will make one an accomplice. An accomplice is normally regarded as just as culpable as the person who actually commits the crime. See also accessory, aid and abet, and conspiracy.
A thing that aids
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  1. A thing that aids
  2. One that assists; a helper.
  3. A person who assists or serves in a subordinate position; helper
A person present
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  1. A person present
  2. A person who attends or serves
  3. One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate.
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  1. A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate.
  2. A trusted helper or follower
  3. A person who supports a political figure chiefly out of selfish interests.
A person, group, nation, or state united with another or others for a common purpose; ally; associate
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  1. A person, group, nation, or state united with another or others for a common purpose; ally; associate
  2. One who assists in a plot; an accomplice.
  3. (Psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
A member of a foreign body of troops serving a country in war.
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  1. A member of a foreign body of troops serving a country in war.
  2. An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity:
  3. An auxiliary person or thing
Alternative spelling of coworker.
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  1. Alternative spelling of coworker.
  2. Somebody with whom one works; a companion or workmate.
(Law) A person who, though absent, helps another to break or escape the law; accomplice
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  1. (Law) A person who, though absent, helps another to break or escape the law; accomplice
  2. Something extra; thing added to help in a secondary way
  3. One who aids or contributes to the commission or concealment of a crime or assists others in avoiding apprehension for the crime but not present when the crime was committed. Mere silence or approval of the crime is insufficient to make one an accessory; the person must take steps to facilitate the commission or concealment of the crime or the avoidance of the criminal’s capture. See also misprision of felony, accomplice, aid and abet, conspiracy, and principal.
An assistant; helper
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  1. An assistant; helper
  2. (Ecclesiastical) A subordinate bishop designated as an assistant and usually as a successor to the bishop of a given diocese.
  3. A person, often another bishop, appointed to assist a bishop, often becoming the successor
A fellow member or worker; colleague or associate, as in a profession
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  1. A fellow member or worker; colleague or associate, as in a profession
  2. A colleague or fellow, especially a professional one
A fellow countryman
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  1. A fellow countryman
  2. A colleague
  3. A person from one's own country.
A fellow soldier
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  1. A fellow soldier
  2. (Military) A fellow combatant or soldier.
Comrade in arms (fellow combatant or soldier)
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  1. Comrade in arms (fellow combatant or soldier)
A comrade, companion, or associate.
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  1. A comrade, companion, or associate.
  2. A companion; comrade
  3. A person of equal status or rank; a peer.
A husband or wife; mate
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  1. A husband or wife; mate
  2. (Archaic) A companion.
  3. A companion, partner, or associate
A spouse or romantic partner.
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  1. A spouse or romantic partner.
  2. Either of a pair of birds or other animals that associate in order to propagate.
  3. A person with whom one is in close association; an associate.
A fellow member of a team.
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  1. A fellow member of a team.
  2. One who is on the same team.
A companion; close friend
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  1. A companion; close friend
  2. A partner; confederate
  3. (Informal) An assistant to another person, especially to one's superior or more important person.
Any person who acts as an underling or puppet of another
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  1. Any person who acts as an underling or puppet of another
  2. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man.
  3. One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
A plant having no permanent woody stem; an herb.
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  1. A plant having no permanent woody stem; an herb.
  2. Any of various fungi, algae, or protists that resemble plants and were formerly classified in the plant kingdom. Not in scientific use.
  3. Any of a wide variety of multicellular eukaryotic organisms, belonging to the kingdom Plantae and including the bryophytes and vascular plants. Plant cells have cell walls made of cellulose. Except for a few specialized symbionts, plants have chlorophyll and manufacture their own food through photosynthesis. Most plants grow in a fixed location and reproduce sexually, showing an alternation of generations between a diploid stage (with each cell having two sets of chromosomes) and haploid stage (with each cell having one set of chromosomes) in their life cycle. The first fossil plants date from the Silurian period. Formerly the algae, slime molds, dinoflagellates, and fungi, among other groups, were classified as plants, but now these are considered to belong to other kingdoms.
Someone who rings, especially a bell ringer.
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  1. Someone who rings, especially a bell ringer.
  2. A person or thing that rings a bell, chime, etc.
  3. (Slang) One who bears a striking resemblance to another:
(Idiomatic)To spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.
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  1. (Idiomatic)To spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.
To become interested in (something).
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  1. To become interested in (something).
  2. To form a close relationship with (someone).
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see take,‎ up,‎ take up,‎ with.
To continue to have a good relationship with (someone)
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  1. To continue to have a good relationship with (someone)
To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation:
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  1. To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation:
  2. To bring (a thing) into mutual relation (with another thing); calculate or show the reciprocal relation between; specif., to bring (one of two related or interdependent quantities, sets of statistics, etc.) into contrast (with the other)
  3. To compare things and bring them into a relation having corresponding characteristics
To connect, relate, or associate:
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  1. To connect, relate, or associate:
  2. To join together with or as with a link or links
  3. To follow a link in a webpage or electronic document:
To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
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  1. To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
  2. To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
  3. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
To include (something) as a part.
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  1. To include (something) as a part.
  2. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody.
  3. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass.
To trace the origins or source of; specif., to determine legally the paternity of
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  1. To trace the origins or source of; specif., to determine legally the paternity of
  2. To associate oneself; join
  3. To connect or associate (oneself) with an organization, movement, etc.
To become allied
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  1. To become allied
  2. To unite or connect in a personal relationship, as in friendship or marriage.
  3. To unite or associate for a specific purpose, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, or companies by agreement
To become joined, formed, or combined into a unit:
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  1. To become joined, formed, or combined into a unit:
  2. To become combined or joined together; become one or as one, by adhering, associating, etc.
  3. To bring together in common cause, interest, opinion, etc.; join, as in action, through fellowship, agreement, legal bonds, etc.
To become united into a federal union.
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  1. To become united into a federal union.
  2. To cause to join into a league, federal union, or similar association.
  3. To unite in a federation.
To unite or blend with another metal. Used of mercury.
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  1. To unite or blend with another metal. Used of mercury.
  2. To become combined; unite.
  3. To join together into one; unite; combine
To become joined, formed, or combined into a unit:
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  1. To become joined, formed, or combined into a unit:
  2. To put or bring together so as to make one; combine or join into a whole
  3. To join and act together in a common purpose or endeavor.
To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency:
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  1. To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency:
  2. To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another:
  3. To mix, merge, or unite
To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
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  1. To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
  2. To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
  3. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
To take in as a member or branch
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  1. To take in as a member or branch
  2. To connect or associate (oneself) with an organization, movement, etc.
  3. To associate oneself; join
To become allied
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  1. To become allied
  2. To unite or associate for a specific purpose, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, or companies by agreement
  3. To unite or connect in a personal relationship, as in friendship or marriage.
(Chemistry) To combine chemically or form a chemical bond.
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  1. (Chemistry) To combine chemically or form a chemical bond.
  2. To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
  3. To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
To join together for a common purpose.
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  1. To join together for a common purpose.
  2. To harvest and thresh with a combine
  3. To come or bring into union; act or mix together; unite; join
To join or become joined together; unite.
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  1. To join or become joined together; unite.
To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
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  1. To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
  2. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
  3. To join or be joined
To put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit:
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  1. To put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit:
  2. To come into the company of:
  3. To put or bring together; connect; fasten
To connect, relate, or associate:
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  1. To connect, relate, or associate:
  2. To be or become joined together physically:
  3. To join together with or as with a link or links
To have or establish a social relationship; interact:
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  1. To have or establish a social relationship; interact:
  2. To connect or associate, as in thought or meaning; show as having to do with; show a relation between
  3. To give an account of (an occurrence, for example); narrate.
To accompany or escort
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  1. To accompany or escort
  2. To keep company; associate:
  3. To keep company or associate (with someone, esp. someone considered objectionable, undesirable, etc.)
To associate in a brotherly manner; be on friendly terms
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  1. To associate in a brotherly manner; be on friendly terms
  2. To associate on friendly terms with an enemy or opposing group, often in violation of discipline or orders.
  3. To associate with others in a brotherly or congenial way.
(Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
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  1. (Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
  2. (Idiomatic) to spend time or be friends (especially to hang around with someone)
(Informal) To associate or mingle (with others, esp. famous or socially prominent people)
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  1. (Informal) To associate or mingle (with others, esp. famous or socially prominent people)
  2. (Obsolete) At random; hit and miss.
  3. To associate in a friendly manner, often with those of a higher class or status.
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  3. To publish in a periodical:
To move or go as a group or in large numbers:
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  1. To move or go as a group or in large numbers:
  2. To walk, go, or pass at a slow, deliberate pace
  3. To gather or go together in a throng
(Intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
To fire beyond and short of (a target) in order to determine artillery range.
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  1. To fire beyond and short of (a target) in order to determine artillery range.
  2. To classify or group together.
  3. To place within or as if within brackets.
To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
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  1. To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
  2. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
  3. To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation:
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  1. To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation:
  2. To compare things and bring them into a relation having corresponding characteristics
  3. To bring (a thing) into mutual relation (with another thing); calculate or show the reciprocal relation between; specif., to bring (one of two related or interdependent quantities, sets of statistics, etc.) into contrast (with the other)
To form pairs; join.
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  1. To form pairs; join.
  2. To link together; connect:
  3. (Elec.) To join (two or more circuits) by a common magnetic or electric field or by direct connection
To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another:
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  1. To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another:
  2. To recognize as being, or show to be, the very person or thing known, described, or claimed; fix the identity of
  3. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing:
To join together with or as with a link or links
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  1. To join together with or as with a link or links
  2. (Computers) To make or have a link to a webpage or electronic document:
  3. To put together physically, as with links:
A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary. A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary.
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  1. A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary. A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary.
  2. A person, organization, or establishment associated with another as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member:
  3. An affiliated individual or organization; member
The nations allied against the Central Powers of Europe during World War I. They were Russia, France, Great Britain, and later many others, including the United States.
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  1. The nations allied against the Central Powers of Europe during World War I. They were Russia, France, Great Britain, and later many others, including the United States.
  2. A country, person, or group joined with another or others for a common purpose
  3. One that is allied with another, especially by treaty:
A generational group as defined in demographics, statistics, or market research:
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  1. A generational group as defined in demographics, statistics, or market research:
  2. A companion or associate.
  3. An ancient Roman military unit of 300-600 men, constituting one tenth of a legion
A fellow member of a profession, staff, or academic faculty; an associate.
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  1. A fellow member of a profession, staff, or academic faculty; an associate.
  2. A fellow worker in the same profession; associate
(Psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
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  1. (Psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
  2. A person, group, nation, or state united with another or others for a common purpose; ally; associate
  3. A member of a confederacy; an ally.
A joint partner, as in a business enterprise; an associate.
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  1. A joint partner, as in a business enterprise; an associate.
  2. A partner, or associate
A faculty member who is a member of the governing body
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  1. A faculty member who is a member of the governing body
  2. (Chiefly British) An incorporated senior member of certain colleges and universities.
  3. A member of a learned society or professional organization.
One of two or more persons engaged in the same business enterprise and sharing its profits and risks: each is an agent for the other or others and is liable, except when limited to his or her own investment, for the debts of the firm
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  1. One of two or more persons engaged in the same business enterprise and sharing its profits and risks: each is an agent for the other or others and is liable, except when limited to his or her own investment, for the debts of the firm
  2. One that is united or associated with another or others in an activity or a sphere of common interest, especially:
  3. A member of a business partnership.
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  1. A friend; a pal.
  2. (Dated) A roommate, especially in a college or university.
  3. An intimate friend or companion.
A person who associates with or accompanies another or others; associate; comrade
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  1. A person who associates with or accompanies another or others; associate; comrade
  2. One of a pair or set of things; a mate.
  3. A member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood
A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion.
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  1. A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion.
  2. A fellow member of a group, especially a fellow member of the Communist Party.
  3. (Informal) A Communist; esp., a fellow Communist
A companion or associate
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  1. A companion or associate
  2. A longtime close friend or companion.
A faculty member who is a member of the governing body
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  1. A faculty member who is a member of the governing body
  2. One of a pair; a mate:
  3. A member of a learned society or professional organization.
One of a matched pair:
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  1. One of a matched pair:
  2. A US Navy petty officer who is an assistant to a warrant officer.
  3. A companion, comrade, or fellow worker
A close friend; companion; comrade; esp., a comrade in arms
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  1. A close friend; companion; comrade; esp., a comrade in arms
  2. A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
  3. Friend or comrade; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy:
A language of Papua New Guinea.
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  1. A language of Papua New Guinea.
  2. An intimate friend; comrade; chum
Something added for embellishment, completeness, or symmetry; complement.
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  1. Something added for embellishment, completeness, or symmetry; complement.
  2. That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.
  3. (Music) A part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
A person present
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  1. A person present
  2. A person who attends or serves
  3. One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
A person employed to assist, live with, or travel with another.
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  1. A person employed to assist, live with, or travel with another.
  2. Either of two persons not married to each other but otherwise in an intimate, spouse-like relationship: often, specif., used when the persons are of the same sex
  3. One of a pair or set of things; a mate.
An accompanying or attendant condition, circumstance, or thing
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  1. An accompanying or attendant condition, circumstance, or thing
  2. One that occurs or exists concurrently with another.

Synonym Study

  • An accomplice is one who unites with another or others in an unlawful act
  • A confederate is one who joins with another or others for some common purpose, esp. in some unlawful act
  • Ally refers to one joined with another for a common purpose or for support and is applied esp. to a government joined with another or others in a common pursuit, as war
  • Comrade refers to a close associate and implies a sharing in activities and fortunes comrades in arms
  • Companion always refers to a person who actually accompanies one and usually implies a close, personal relationship a dinner companion, the companions of one's youth
  • Colleague denotes a co-worker, esp. in one of the professions, and may or may not imply a personal relationship one of my colleagues at the university
  • Associate refers to a person who is frequently in one's company, usually because of shared work business associates
Find another word for associate. In this page you can discover 140 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for associate, like: gang up with, comrade, colleague, cohort, peer, partner, copartner, companion, friend, ally and buddy.