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partnernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/ us   /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
a person or organization you are closely involved with in some way: He gave up his job as a police officer 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 insurance company/a law firm.
B1 the person you are married to or living with as if married to them, or the person you are having a sexual relationship 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 [I or T]

uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/ us   /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
to act as someone's partner in a sport, game, dance, or activity, or to choose someone to do this: He said that Teddy was the best player he had ever partnered. Paul partnered with Laura during a dance class and they fell in love. Each hearing-impaired student is partnered with a hearing helper.
to join with another person or organization in a business activity: They partnered with a British venture capital firm and formed Armada Skis. Three companies partnered to purchase 193,000 acres of land.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of partner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"partner" in American English

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partnernoun [C]

us   /ˈpɑrt·nər/
one of two people who do something together or are closely involved in some way: Children, hold your 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 close relationship.
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   /ˈpɑːtnər/ us  
a person or organization you are closely involved with in some way: Lauren opened the design studio with her business partner Myra. The two companies are partners in a contract to build a new power station.
WORKPLACE, FINANCE one of the owners of a company: a partner in sth He's a partner in an accounting firm.a partner at sth She's a partner at a law firm.
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   /ˈpɑːtnər/ us  
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-term investor, I look forward 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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