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consorted

verb

  1. (interact)  to keep company with; to hang out with
    Synonyms: affiliate, associate, assort. Type of: interact
  2. (match)  to go together
    Synonyms: accord, agree, concord, fit in, harmonise [British spelling], harmonize [American/Canadian...
  3. (accompany)  to keep company
    Synonyms: run. Type of: accompany

Etymology summary

"partner", from Middle French consort "colleague, partner, wife" (14th century,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

American Heritage Dictionary:

consort | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle] | consorts [3rd-person singular present]

A husband or wife, especially the spouse of a monarch. | A companion or partner. | A ship accompanying another in travel. | Partnership; association | ... (22 of 112 words, 12 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

consort | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle] | consorts [3rd-person singular present] | companion [synonym, sense-specific] | escort [synonym, sense-specific] | association [synonym, sense-specific] | partnership [synonym, sense-specific] | band [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

The spouse of a monarch. | A husband, wife, companion or partner. | A ship accompanying another. | [uncountable] Association or partnership. | A group or company, especially of musicians playing the same type of instrument. | [intransitive] To... (34 of 107 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

consort [intransitive, formal] | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle] | consorts [3rd-person singular present]

to spend time with someone who is considered bad, such as a criminal or an enemy (16 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consort

consort [countable, noun] | consorts [plural]

the wife or husband of a king or queen | [music] a small group of classical musicians, especially playing music written between the 14th and the 16th ... (26 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

consort | broken consort [sense-specific] | associate [synonym, sense-specific] | consortable [adjective, derived]

[intransitive, followed by] with to keep company (with undesirable people); associate | [intransitive] to agree or harmonize | [transitive, rare] to ... (19 of 595 words, 10 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Consort [disambiguation]

may refer to: Queen consort, wife of a reigning king | Prince consort, husband of a reigning queen | King consort, rarely used alternative title for husband of a reigning queen | Princess consort, rarely used alternative title for wife of a reigning... (40 of 186 words, 12 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

consort [entry 1, noun] | spouse [synonym, sense-specific] | associate [synonym, sense-specific]

"associate" | a ship accompanying another | "spouse" (6 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/consort

consort [entry 2, noun] | group [synonym, sense-specific] | conjunction [synonym, sense-specific] | association [synonym, sense-specific] | assembly [synonym, sense-specific]

"conjunction", "association" | "group", "assembly" | a group of singers or instrumentalists performing together ; a set of musical instruments of the ... (20 of 55 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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consort [entry 3, verb] | play [synonym, sense-specific] | accord [synonym, sense-specific] | unite [synonym, sense-specific] | escort [synonym, sense-specific] | harmonize [synonym, sense-specific] | associate [synonym, sense-specific] | chum [synonym, sense-specific] | company [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"unite", "associate" | [obsolete] "escort" | to keep company | [obsolete] to make harmony; "play" | "accord", "harmonize" (14 of 168 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

consort [entry 1] | consort with | consort with/to

a wife, husband, or companion, in particular the spouse of a reigning monarch | a ship sailing in company with another. | ("consort with") | ... (22 of 133 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consort

consort [entry 2]

a small group of musicians performing together, typically playing instrumental music of the Renaissance period (15 of 58 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consort--2

Random House Dictionary:

consort

a husband or wife; spouse, especially of a reigning monarch. | one vessel or ship accompanying another. | [music] ; a group of instrumentalists and ... (23 of 121 words, 10 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/consort

New World Dictionary:

consort

[obsolete] a partner; companion | a wife or husband; spouse, especially of a reigning king or queen | a ship that travels along with another | [rare] ... (24 of 114 words, 9 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

consort [music]

in music, instrumental ensemble popular in England during the 16th and 17th centuries. The word consort was also used to indicate the music itself and ... (25 of 97 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/133662​/consort

Cambridge Dictionary:

consort [entry 1]

to spend a lot of time in the company of a particular group of people, especially people whose character is not approved of (23 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consort 1

consort [entry 2]

a wife or husband, especially of a ruler (8 of 13 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consort 2

Encarta Dictionary:

consort | consorts [plural] | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle]

to associate with or spend time in the company of somebody undesirable (formal) | the husband or wife of a reigning monarch | a partner or companion ... (25 of 128 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599766​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

consort

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "partner", from Middle French consort "colleague, partner, wife" (14th century, Old French consorte), from Latin consortem ... (19 of 70 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

consort

Origin: Old French consorte from Latin consortium, community of goods from consors | Old French from Latin consors (generally ... (17 of 29 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

consort | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle] | consorts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, colleague, from Old French, from Latin cōnsors, cōnsort-: com-, com- + sors, fate; see ser- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

consort

First use: 15th century

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

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/consort

Oxford Dictionary:

consort [entry 1] | consort with | consort with/to

Origin: late Middle English (denoting a companion or colleague): via French from Latin consors "sharing, partner", from con- "together with" + ... (20 of 38 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consort

consort [entry 2]

First use: late 16th century

Origin: earlier form of "concert"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consort--2

Merriam-Webster:

consort [entry 1, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin consort-, consors partner, sharer, from com- + sort-, sors lot, share

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consort [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1584

Origin: Middle French consorte, from consort

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Encarta Dictionary:

consort | consorts [plural] | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French from Latin consort- "having the same fate" from sors "fortune"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599766​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consort [countable, noun] | consorts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "consort"

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consort [intransitive, formal] | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle] | consorts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "consort"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

consort [countable, noun] | consorts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consort"

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consort [intransitive, formal] | consorted [past tense] | consorting [present participle] | consorts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consort"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

consort [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "consort"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "consort"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consort 1

consort [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "consort"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "consort"

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the Free Dictionary:

consort

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "consort"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "consort"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "consort" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

consort | consorts [plural]

Audio 1: English pronunciation of "consort"

Audio 2: English pronunciation of "consort"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

consort

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consort"

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consort

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consort"

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YourDictionary Audio:

consort

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "consort" by speech synthesizer

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