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mates

noun
plural of mate

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 either of a pair matched in one or more qualities
  • have you seen the mate to this glove anywhere?

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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

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4 the person to whom another is married
  • they vowed to each other that they would remain mates for life

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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

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mates

verb
present tense third-person singular of mate

Synonyms of mates (Entry 2 of 2)

to engage in sexual intercourse
  • cats conceive almost every time they mate

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“Mates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mates. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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