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Pronunciation of Mates: Learn how to pronounce Mates in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word mate:

noun
1the sexual partner of a bird or other animal:
a male bird sings to court a mate
informal a person’s husband, wife, or other sexual partner:
he couldn’t satisfy his frisky young mate
informal one of a matched pair:
a sock without its mate
2 [in combination] a fellow member or joint occupant of a specified thing:
his table-mates
3British informal a friend or companion:
my best mate Steve
used as a friendly form of address between men or boys:
‘See you then, mate.’
4chiefly British an assistant or deputy in certain trades:
a plumber’s mate
an officer on a merchant ship subordinate to the master. See also first mate.
verb
1 [no object] (of animals or birds) come together for breeding; copulate:
successful males may mate with many females
(as noun mating)
ovulation occurs only if mating has taken place
[with object] bring (animals) together for breeding:
a male is mated to several females
2connect or be connected mechanically:
[with object]:
the four-cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox
Phrases
mates’ rates
informal discounted prices or preferential terms offered to friends by the seller of a product or service:
Rick arranged for the repair to be done at mates’ rates
Derivatives
mateless
adjective
Origin:
late Middle English: from Middle Low German māt(e) ‘comrade’, of West Germanic origin; related to meat (the underlying concept being that of eating together)