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mate

[ meyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF mate
  • 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

  • enemy
  • foe
  • opponent
  • stranger
  • antagonist
  • detractor
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MATE

From his dress, and the commands he appeared to be issuing, Robert judged that it was the mate.

The mate had done what he could to prejudice the captain against the boy he hated.

The mate with one of the crew came ashore in the boat for help and a doctor.

No one was up on board of her, and I was obliged to give the mate a call, myself.

About four, I saw the land myself and pointed it out to the mate.

Captain Johnston had the matter explained, and he discharged the mate.

Next day, the discharged man and the second mate were pressed.

There was a regular hard horse of a boatswain's-mate with us, of the name of McNally.

On board this vessel I shipped as mate, bound to Philadelphia.

The mate we lost had been a great favourite, and we seemed to think if he went we must go too.

WORD ORIGIN

"associate, fellow, comrade," mid-14c., also "companion" (late 14c.), from Middle Low German mate, gemate "one eating at the same table, messmate," from Proto-Germanic *ga-maton "having food (*matiz) together (*ga-)," which is etymologically identical with companion. Cognate with Danish and Swedish mat, German Maat "mate," Dutch maat, from German. Meaning "one of a wedded pair" is attested from 1540s. Used as a form of address by sailors, laborers, etc., since at least mid-15c. Meaning "officer on a merchant vessel is from late 15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MATE

amigo

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