Synonyms and Antonyms of mate
1 either of a pair matched in one or more qualities <have you seen the mate to this glove anywhere?> Synonyms companion, fellow, half, match, twin Related Words coordinate; coequal, counterpart, equal, equivalent, like, parallel, peer, rival; carbon copy, double, duplicate, facsimile, identical twin, likeness, mirror image, replica, ringer; analogue (or analog), similarity Near Antonyms antipode, antithesis, contrary, converse, opposite, reverse
2 a person frequently seen in the company of another <that lout and his mates are known troublemakers in the neighborhood> Synonyms cohort, companion, compatriot, compeer, comrade, crony, fellow, hobnobber, associate, running mateRelated Words colleague, coworker, equal, peer, workmate; accomplice, affiliate, ally, collaborator, confederate, half, partner; buddy, chum, confidant, familiar, friend, hearty, intimate, pal; countryman; classmate, housemate, messmate, playfellow, playmate, roommate, schoolmate, shipmate, teammate; attendant, escort; hanger-on, leech, parasite
3 chiefly British a person who helps a more skilled person <a plumber and his mate showed up to fix the sink in our London hotel room> Synonyms adjunct, adjutant, aid, aide, apprentice, assistant, coadjutor, deputy, helpmate, helpmeet, lieutenant, helper, sidekickRelated Words attendant, handmaiden (also handmaid), maid, maidservant, scullion, servant; auxiliary, legman, subordinate, underling; employee (also employe), hand, help, hireling, laborer, swamper, worker; gal Friday, girl Friday; man Friday, right hand; aide-de-camp
4 the person to whom another is married <they vowed to each other that they would remain mates for life> Synonyms better half, consort, spouse, 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
5 chiefly British a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another <spent the weekend in London with some of his mates from Oxford> Synonyms alter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, compadre, comrade, confidant, confidante, crony, familiar, intimate, friend [chiefly British], musketeer, palRelated Words acquaintance; associate, cohort, colleague, companion, fellow, hearty, hobnobber, partner, peer, sport; blood brother, brother, main man, sister; abettor (also abetter), accomplice, ally, collaborator, confederate; pen pal; benefactor, supporter, sympathizer, well-wisher; friendlyNear Antonyms adversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesisAntonyms enemy, foe
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