consort with

phrasal verb

consorted with; consorting with; consorts with
formal + disapproving
: to spend time with (someone)
There is evidence that he has consorted with criminals.

Examples of consort with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most female recruits, regardless of age, are forced to service male guerillas in an effort to maintain morale among the male troops and avoid the security risk that comes with the men venturing into town to consort with civilians. Christine Balling, Foreign Affairs, 1 June 2012 With few opportunities for finding unrelated mates, sons are consorting with mothers, daughters with fathers, sisters with brothers. Peter Radetsky, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 In 2022, Maxwell, who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in helping Epstein. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2024 In the midst of writing his Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle grew obsessed with photographs of two girls consorting with fairies. Daniel Immerwahr, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023

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“Consort with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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