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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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