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"partner" in British English

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partnernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/  us   /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
a ​person or ​organization you are ​closelyinvolved with in some way: He gave up his ​job as a ​policeofficer after his partner was ​killed. The two ​companies are partners in a ​contract to ​build the new ​factory.B2 one of the ​owners of a ​company: He's a partner in an ​insurancecompany/a ​lawfirm.B1 the ​person you are ​married to or ​living with as if ​married to them, or the ​person you are having a ​sexualrelationship with: I've ​invited David and his partner over for ​dinner.A2 one of a ​pair of ​dancers or one of a ​pair who are ​playing a ​sport or a ​game together, ​especially when the ​pair are ​playing as a ​team

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partnerverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/  us   /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
(Definition of partner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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partnernoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑrt·nər/
one of two ​people who do something together or are ​closelyinvolved in some way: Children, ​holdyour partner’s ​hand when you cross the ​street. A partner in a ​company is one of the owners. A partner is also one of two ​people who ​dance together or who ​play a ​sport or a ​game together, esp. when they ​play as a ​team. A person’s partner can also be the ​person to whom someone is ​married, or to whom the ​person is not ​married but with whom they have a ​closerelationship.
partnership
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈpɑrt·nərˌʃɪp/
[C] a ​business partnership
(Definition of partner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"partner" in Business English

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partnernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɑːtnər/
a ​person or ​organization you are closely involved with in some way: Lauren ​opened the ​designstudio with her business partner Myra. The two ​companies are partners in a ​contract to ​build a new ​powerstation.
WORKPLACE, FINANCE one of the ​owners of a ​company: a partner in sth He's a partner in an ​accountingfirm.a partner at sth She's a partner at a ​lawfirm.
the ​person you are married to or ​living with as if you were married, or the ​person you are having a sexual ​relationship with: This is my partner, Alex.

partnerverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈpɑːtnər/
WORKPLACE, FINANCE if a ​company or ​person partners with another, they ​work together: partner with sb/sth We've partnered with virtually every ​company in the ​industry over the ​years. As a ​long-terminvestor, I ​lookforward to partnering with ​management and ​employees. We will not be ​buying any ​companies, as our ​policy is to partner.
(Definition of partner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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