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See definition of mate on Dictionary.com
  • nounone of a pair; partner
  • verbmarry and breed

synonyms for mate

  • acquaintance
  • bride
  • buddy
  • classmate
  • companion
  • comrade
  • coworker
  • playmate
  • roommate
  • schoolmate
  • spouse
  • analog
  • assistant
  • associate
  • chum
  • cohort
  • colleague
  • compeer
  • complement
  • concomitant
  • consort
  • coordinate
  • counterpart
  • crony
  • double
  • duplicate
  • familiar
  • friend
  • groom
  • helper
  • helpmate
  • intimate
  • match
  • pal
  • peer
  • reciprocal
  • sidekick
  • twin
  • alter ego
  • bedmate
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antonyms for mate

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  • enemy
  • foe
  • opponent
  • stranger
  • antagonist
  • detractor
  • separate
  • divide
  • lose
  • fail
  • uncouple
  • abstain
  • disconnect
  • refrain
  • disjoin
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How to use mate in a sentence

The court ruled that presidential contender Howie Hawkins and his running mate, Angela Walker, did not qualify for the ballot because the party did not submit signed filing papers in person, as required by state rules.
PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT STRIKES GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL TICKET FROM BALLOT, CLEARING THE WAY FOR MAIL BALLOTS TO BE SENT OUTAMY GARDNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
We just want to believe that one day we’ll again have the luxury of being annoyed by the ping of an elevator, that one colleague who aggressively punches the keyboard, and even a cubicle mate’s breakfast chomping.
PEOPLE WHO REALLY MISS THE OFFICE ARE LISTENING TO ITS SOUNDS AT HOMETANYA BASUSEPTEMBER 10, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The helpers assist in raising their younger siblings until they can find a territory—and mates—of their own.
BLOOD, DEATH, AND EYE GOUGING: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ACORN WOODPECKERSKATE BAGGALEYSEPTEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Females, who are more solitary compared to males, chirp to attract mates.
HOW A 19-YEAR-OLD LION FATHERED 35 CUBS IN 18 MONTHSTOM MCNAMARAAUGUST 27, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Unfit organisms are weeded out not just by environmental pressures, but also by the competition for mates, which is replicated on a microscopic level by the competition among sperm to fertilize an egg.
SEX IS DRIVEN BY THE IMPETUS TO CHANGE - ISSUE 88: LOVE & SEXJILL NEIMARKAUGUST 12, 2020NAUTILUS
The next year she lost her mate and their four recently born pups in an attack by a rival pack.
HOW YELLOWSTONE WOLVES GOT THEIR OWN ANCESTRY.COM PAGESUSAN MILIUSJULY 21, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Essentially, were it not for men’s fiercely physical infighting for access to mates, all people would presumably be equally sized.
MALES ARE THE TALLER SEX. ESTROGEN, NOT FIGHTS FOR MATES, MAY BE WHY.CHRISTIE WILCOXJUNE 8, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
When he returned to the hotel he kissed his incongruous room-mate with the gentleness of a woman.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
A ghostly mate would be no very pleasant bridegroom for a young lady.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
He laughed at her, and told her that he had abandoned the modern method of winning a mate, and gone back to the primitive mode.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO MATE

  • ally
  • associate
  • brother
  • bud
  • buddy
  • chum
  • cobber
  • cohort
  • companion
  • comrade
  • confidant
  • confidante
  • crony
  • mate
  • pal
  • partner
  • sidekick
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