partner


partner
noun
1 in a marriage/relationship
ADJECTIVE
former, one-time
dominant

She was the dominant partner in the relationship.

female, male
gay, homosexual, lesbian, same-gender (esp. AmE), same-sex
heterosexual
marital, marriage

the choice of marriage partner

romantic
intimate, sex, sexual
committed, steady

Most of those questioned said they wanted a steady partner for emotional support.

domestic

The organization offers health benefits to the domestic partners of employees.

unmarried

Local government workers have been refused pensions for their unmarried partners.

life, long-time
casual, multiple partners

People who have had multiple partners are more at risk from sexually transmitted diseases.

abusive

reasons for divorce such as having an abusive partner

mating (biology)
VERB + PARTNER
have
seek
find
marry
2 in an activity
ADJECTIVE
bridge, doubles, tennis, etc.

I need a doubles partner for the table tennis tournament.

climbing, dancing, playing, training, travelling/traveling, writing, etc.
conversational
sparring (figurative)

The old political sparring partners are now firm friends.

drinking
lab (informal, esp. AmE)
long-time

He penned the script with his long-time writing partner.

former, one-time
equal

They wanted to be seen as equal partners in the creative relationship.

VERB + PARTNER
choose, find

The teacher asked the students to choose a partner for the next activity.

change, switch

All change partners for the next dance!

3 in business
ADJECTIVE
full

He was made a full partner in his father's firm.

equal
active, managing
general (esp. AmE), limited

He is a general partner in a consulting firm.

She and her husband became limited partners in the team's ownership.

junior, senior
business, corporate
retail

AOL remains the company's only online retail partner.

founding
silent (AmE), sleeping (BrE)

The government is technically a silent partner with almost no control over contractor spending.

VERB + PARTNER
make sb
find, seek
PARTNER + NOUN
company, institution, organization

We are working with partner companies on wireless technologies.

PREPOSITION
partner in

He has recently been made a junior partner in the family business.

4 in international relations
ADJECTIVE
biggest, main, principal
foreign
alliance, coalition
strategic, trading

France's principal trading partners

PREPOSITION
partner in

Britain's partner in the aeronautic project


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