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Synonyms and Antonyms of consort

  1. 1 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit <a consort of doctors attended the case> Synonyms array, band, batch, battery, body, boodle, bunch, cluster, clutch, consort, constellation, crop, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, parcel, party, passelRelated Words assembly, collective, congregation, gathering, muster, organization; circle, clan, clique, coterie, fellowship, gang, ring, round, set; faction, guild (also gild), order, school, sect; brigade, crew, outfit, phalanx, platoon, posse, task force, team; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederacy, confederation, federation, league, union; battalion, squadron; bevy, brood, coveyNear Antonyms individual, single

  2. 2 an organized group of singers <hired a consort of madrigal singers to perform at the wedding reception> Synonyms choir, chorale, consort, glee clubRelated Words ensemble; minstrelsy



Synonyms and Antonyms of consort

  1. the person to whom another is married <it is the queen's eldest son and not her consort who is next in line for the throne> Synonyms better half, consort, mate, partner, significant otherRelated Words soul mate; domestic partner; bridegroom, groom, hubby, husband, man, mister, old man; bride, helpmate, helpmeet, lady, wifeNear Antonyms ex; single; bachelor; bachelorette, maid, maiden, spinster



Synonyms and Antonyms of consort

  1. 1 to come or be together as friends <at college she began consorting with drug users, eventually becoming an addict herself> Synonyms chum, company, consociate, associate, fraternize, hang (around or out), hobnob, hook up, mess around, pal (around), run, sort, travelRelated Words affiliate, ally, attach, band, bond, club, collaborate, collude, confederate, conjoin, connect, cooperate, couple, gang, get along, get on, group, interrelate, join, knot, league, link, mingle, mix, rally, relate, side, socialize, team, tie, wed; befriend, friendNear Antonyms avoid, cold-shoulder, shun, snub; alienate, estrange; break up, disband, disperse, split (up); disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, sever, split, sunder

  2. 2 to form a pleasing relationship <the restaurant's sophisticated menu consorts seamlessly with its sleek, modern ambience> Synonyms agree, assort, blend, chime, chime in, conform, harmonize, coordinate, grooveRelated Words balance, correlate, correspond, dovetail, hang together, match; meet, parallel; bond, coalesce, cohere, conjoin, fuse, merge, square, tallyNear Antonyms contradict, contrast, counter, differ, diverge, jar; cancel (out), counteract, negate, offsetAntonyms clash, collide, conflict

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February 10, 2016

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