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.

Primary Meanings of consort

1.
v
keep company with; hang out with
2.
n
a family of similar musical instrument playing together
3.
n
the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
Full Definitions of consort
1

v keep company with; hang out with

Synonyms:
affiliate, associate, assort
Types:
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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
Type of:
interact
act together or towards others or with others

v keep company

Synonyms:
run
Type of:
accompany
go or travel along with

v go together

Synonyms:
accord, agree, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Types:
blend, blend in, go
blend or harmonize
Type of:
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
2

n a family of similar musical instrument playing together

Synonyms:
choir
Type of:
set
a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
3

n the husband or wife of a reigning monarch

Examples:
Marquise de Maintenon
French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)
Types:
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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