partner

[ pahrt-ner ]
/ ˈpɑrt nər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to associate as a partner or partners with.
to serve as the partner of.

Origin of partner

1250–1300; Middle English partener, alteration of parcener by association with part
SYNONYMS FOR partner
Related formspart·ner·less, adjectivenon·part·ner, nounun·der·part·ner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-partner

partner

/ (ˈpɑːtnə) /

noun

an ally or companiona partner in crime
a member of a partnership
one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a gamemy bridge partner
either member of a couple in a relationship

verb

to be or cause to be a partner (of)
Derived Formspartnerless, adjective

Word Origin for partner

C14: variant (influenced by part) of parcener
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