Synonyms of mates


1. couple, mates, match, family, family unit

usage: a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"


1. couple, mates, match, family, family unit

usage: the officer below the master on a commercial ship

2. mate, first mate, officer, ship's officer

usage: a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"

3. teammate, mate, associate

usage: the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"

4. mate, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

usage: a person's partner in marriage

5. spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half, relative, relation, domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent

usage: an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

6. match, mate, duplicate, duplication

usage: one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

7. mate, fellow, singleton

usage: South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea

8. mate, Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis, holly

usage: informal term for a friend of the same sex

9. mate, friend

usage: South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate

10. mate, beverage, drink, drinkable, potable

usage: a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king


1. copulate, mate, pair, couple, join, conjoin

usage: engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"

2. match, mate, couple, pair, twin, join, bring together

usage: bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

3. checkmate, mate, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"

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