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English definition of “with”


preposition (COMPANY)    /wɪð/
A1 used to say that people or things are in a place together or are doing something together: I was with Sylvia at the time . He lives with his grandmother . He's impossible to work with. I'm going to France with a couple of friends . Ingrid Bergman starred with Humphrey Bogart in the film 'Casablanca'. I left my coat with the cloakroom attendant . Ice cream with your apple pie ? Mix the butter with the sugar and then add the egg . I'll be with you (= I will give you my attention ) in a moment . She's staying with her parents (= at their house ) for a few months . He's been with the department (= working in it) since 2010.Acting, being or existing together Grammar:With: other usesWith is used with the following words:Grammar:WithWith is a preposition.Grammar:With meaning ‘in the same place as’With means ‘in the same place as someone or something’ or ‘accompanying’:Grammar:With: reactions and feelingsWith often follows adjectives which refer to reactions and feelings:Grammar:With meaning ‘using’We use with to refer to what we use to do something:Grammar:With meaning ‘having’We use with to mean ‘having’ or ‘possessing’:Grammar:With meaning ‘because of’
(Definition of with preposition (COMPANY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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