English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'contact'

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

Additional synonyms

in the sense of acquaintance
Definition
a person whom one knows slightly
I exchanged a few words with an old acquaintance.
Synonyms
in the sense of associate
Definition
a companion or friend
the restaurant owner's business associates
Synonyms
mate (informal),
co-worker,
workmate,
main man (slang, US),
cobber (Australian, New Zealand, old-fashioned, informal),
confrère,
compeer,
E hoa (New Zealand)
in the sense of association
Definition
friendship
The association between the two companies stretches back 30 years.

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