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English noun: partner

1. partner (person) a person's partner in marriage


Synonymsbetter half, married person, mate, spouse


Broader (hypernym)domestic partner, relation, relative, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent


Narrower (hyponym)bigamist, consort, helpmate, helpmeet, honeymooner, hubby, husband, married man, married woman, monogamist, monogynist, newlywed, polygamist, wife


Member meronymman and wife, marriage, married couple

2. partner (person) an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest


SamplesThe musician and the librettist were collaborators.
Sexual partners.


Synonymscollaborator, cooperator, pardner


Broader (hypernym)associate


Narrower (hyponym)bridge partner, dancing partner

3. partner (person) a person who is a member of a partnership


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)copartner, silent partner, sleeping partner


Member meronympartnership


English verb: partner

1. partner (possession) provide with a partner


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

2. partner (social) act as a partner


SamplesAstaire partnered Rogers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, move









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