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Relationships and membership of social groups - thesaurus

Synonyms

relationship

noun

the way in which two or more people or things are connected with or involve each other

connection

noun

a relationship between people or groups

association

noun

a connection with a person, group, or organization

link

noun

a relationship between two or more people, organizations, or countries

partnership

noun

a relationship between two or more people, groups, or countries involved in an activity together

relations

noun

the relationship between countries, people, or organizations

tie

noun

a relationship or connection between people or things

chemistry

noun

the emotional relationship between people, especially when they are strongly attracted to each other

reconciliation

noun

a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with

rapport

noun

a relationship in which people like, understand, and respect each other

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affiliation

noun

connection with an organization, especially a political or religious one

and Co.

used after someone’s name for referring to the other people who are usually connected with that person

and company

used after someone’s name for referring to the people they are connected with or usually spend time with

a seat at the table

a position as a member of a group that makes decisions

at the top/bottom of the heap

in the highest or lowest position in a society or organization

be affiliated to/with something

to be officially connected with a larger organization or group

be affiliated to/with something

to have a connection with or support a larger organization or group

bedfellow

noun

someone or something that is connected with another person or thing in some way, often unexpectedly

be in the/a minority

to belong to a small part of a group that is different in some way from most of the group

belong to

to come from or be part of a group of similar things or people

bind

verb

to make two people or groups feel as if they are connected to each other in a very close way

bonding

noun

the development of a special close relationship between people

come from

to belong to a particular type of family or social group

come under

to belong to a particular group or class

companion

noun

someone who is with you

company

noun

people you are with

the company someone keeps

the people that someone spends time with

compatibility

noun

the fact that two people are likely to have a good relationship because they are similar

cousin

noun

someone or something that is related to another person or thing

fall

verb

to belong to a particular group or area of activity

fit in

to belong to a group, plan, or situation

full

adjective

a full member of an organization has all the rights that a member can have

immediate predecessor/successor

the person who comes directly before or after you in a particular job or relationship

intimacy

noun

a close personal relationship

kinship

noun

a strong feeling of being connected with another person or group of people

love-hate relationship

noun

a relationship in which your feelings about someone or something often change between love and hate

match

verb

to belong to the same pair

misalliance

noun

a situation in which two people become partners in work or marriage but are not happy together

one of us

used for saying that someone is considered to be a member of the same group that you belong to, for example because they are in the same social class or have the same opinions

on the outside

not belonging to a particular group, or not working within a particular organization

outsider

noun

someone who does not belong to a particular group or organization

partner

noun

someone who you do a particular activity with

patriarch

noun

the oldest man in a family or organization, who is respected because of this

peer

noun

someone who belongs to the same social or professional group as another person

peer pressure

noun

the influence that other people of your own age or social class have on the way you behave or dress

relation

noun

a connection between two or more people or things

relationship

noun

the way in which two or more people or groups behave towards and are involved with each other

roll call

noun

a list of all the people or things in a particular group

ships (that pass) in the night

people who meet for a short period of time but never meet again

someone’s personal life

the part of someone’s life relating to things such as their sexual and family relationships, rather than their job

symbiosis

noun

a close relationship between two different things or people from which both get benefits

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