Synonyms of mate in English:


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1‘he's gone off to the pub with his mates’


friend, companion, boon companion, comrade, intimate, familiar, confidant, alter ego, second self

British informal playmate, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, team-mate, flatmate, room-mate

British informal pal, chum, buddy, bosom pal, sidekick, cully, spar, crony, main man

British informal china, mucker, butty, oppo

North American British informal amigo, compadre, paisan, cohort, bro

South African British informal gabba, homeboy

Northern English Scottish British informal marrow, marrer

British informal, archaic compeer

British informal, rare fidus Achates

2‘see you later, mate’


man, my friend

British informal pal, chum

British informal cock, squire, matey

British informal, dated old fellow, old bean, old boy, old chap, old fruit

Welsh British Irish informal boyo

North American British informal bud, buster, amigo, Mac, bro, bubba, bo, jack, partner

Australian British NZ informal cobber, digger

British Indian informal bhai, yaar

South African British informal jong, okie

3‘she's finally found her ideal mate’


partner, husband, wife, spouse, lover, live-in lover, amour, significant other, inamorato, inamorata, companion, helpmate, helpmeet, consort

informal other half, better half, hubby, missus, missis, old man, old lady, old woman

British informal dutch, trouble and strife

4‘I can't find the mate to this sock’


match, fellow, twin, companion, pair, one of a pair, other half, equivalent, counterpart

5‘a plumber's mate’


assistant, helper, apprentice, subordinate

collaborator, accomplice, aider and abetter

informal sidekick


1‘pandas rarely mate in captivity’


breed, couple

formal copulate

2‘the cow was mated with a Charolais bull’


couple, pair, join, bring together