Synonyms of contact


1. contact, interaction

usage: close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"

2. contact, physical contact, touch, touching

usage: the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"

3. contact, connection, link, connectedness

usage: the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

4. contact, impinging, striking, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

5. contact, middleman, representative

usage: a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"

6. liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication, channel, communication channel, line

usage: a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

7. contact, tangency, junction, conjunction

usage: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"

8. contact, touch, communication, communicating

usage: a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"

9. contact, contact lens, lens, lense, lens system

usage: a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication


1. reach, get through, get hold of, contact, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

2. touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"

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Definition and meaning of contact (Dictionary)