consort

[ noun kon-sawrt, verb kuh n-sawrt ]
/ noun ˈkɒn sɔrt, verb kənˈsɔrt /

noun

verb (used without object)

to associate; keep company: to consort with known criminals.
to agree or harmonize.

verb (used with object)

to associate, join, or unite.
Obsolete.
  1. to accompany; espouse.
  2. to sound in harmony.

Origin of consort

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin consort- (stem of consors) sharer, orig. sharing (adj.). See con-, sort

Related forms

con·sort·a·ble, adjectivecon·sort·er, nouncon·sor·tion, nounnon·con·sort·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for consort

consort


verb (kənˈsɔːt)

noun (ˈkɒnsɔːt)

Derived Forms

consortable, adjectiveconsorter, noun

Word Origin for consort

C15: from Old French, from Latin consors sharer, partner, from sors lot, fate, portion
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