consort

If you keep company with someone, you are consorting with them. "The students tended to consort only with other students from similar backgrounds. The staff wanted to break them out of their comfort zone, so they organized games to force them to mingle and meet new people."

Consort is usually followed by the preposition with, and sometimes the verb consort is followed by the phrase "with the enemy." The military frowns on consorting with the enemy in a war. Her best friend accused her of consorting with the enemy when she walked home with another girl. As a noun, the term consort refers to the spouse of the reigning monarch. Prince Albert was called the prince consort because he was married to Queen Victoria when she ruled Great Britain.

Definitions of consort
  1. verb
    keep company with; hang out with
    synonyms: affiliate, associate, assort
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    ally
    become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
    date, go out, go steady, see
    date regularly; have a steady relationship with
    accompany, companion, company, keep company
    be a companion to somebody
    misally
    make a bad alliance; ally inappropriately
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    interact
    act together or towards others or with others
  2. verb
    keep company
    synonyms: run
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    accompany
    go or travel along with
  3. verb
    go together
    synonyms: accord, agree, comport, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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    blend, blend in, go
    blend or harmonize
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    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  4. noun
    a family of similar musical instruments playing together
    synonyms: choir
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    set
    a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  5. noun
    the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
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    examples:
    Marquise de Maintenon
    French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)
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    prince consort
    a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign
    type of:
    better half, married person, mate, partner, spouse
    a person's partner in marriage
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