Synonyms of 'contact'
the state or act of communicationOpposition leaders are denying any contact with the government.
The problem is a lack of real communication between you.
They hope to cement close links with Moscow.
The association between the two companies stretches back 30 years.
I no longer have any connection with my ex-husband's family.
The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
There was social intercourse between the old and the young.
the state or act of touchingThe virus is spread by contact with contaminated surfaces.
In my job one tends to lose touch with friends.
an acquaintance who might be useful in businessShe'd built up a number of business contacts over the years.
She used her connections to full advantage.
Three of my colleagues have been made redundant.
the restaurant owner's business associates
Liaison between the police and the art world is vital to combat art crime.
I exchanged a few words with an old acquaintance.
The conspirators were joined by their confederates.
to come or be in communication or touch withWhen she first contacted me, she was upset.
get or be in touch with,
Will you call me as soon as you hear anything?
I'll tell her you've been trying to reach her.
I got more and more angry as I waited for her to phone.
ring (up) (informal, mainly British),
get hold of,
touch base with (informal),
reach out to,
email or e-mail, ,
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in the sense of acquaintance
a person whom one knows slightlyI exchanged a few words with an old acquaintance.
in the sense of associate
a companion or friendthe restaurant owner's business associates
in the sense of association
friendshipThe association between the two companies stretches back 30 years.
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