Meaning of TOGETHER in English



1. in the same place with another person

2. doing something with another person/group etc

3. when people do something together in a dishonest way

4. to work together

5. someone who does something with someone else

6. done by people working together

7. people or groups who work together

8. to be together again after being separated

9. with another thing or other things

10. when something is used together with something else

11. several different things or people considered together




to join together with other people, countries etc in order to achieve something : ↑ UNITE

to join two or more things together : ↑ JOIN

at the same time : ↑ TIME


1. in the same place with another person

▷ with /wɪð, wɪθ/ [preposition]

▪ Don’t leave me alone with her.

▪ ‘Where’s Jill?’ ‘I don’t know, I thought she was with you.’

▪ I try to make sure I have a couple of hours to spend with David every evening.

▪ We live with my parents-in-law.

▪ At the moment, she’s in a meeting with the President.

arrive/leave/go out etc with somebody

▪ Lindsay arrived with her husband but left by herself.

▪ I saw Rick go out of the building with Susan.

▷ together /təˈgedəʳ/ [adverb]

▪ Nicola and I were at school together.

▪ Each year the whole family spends Christmas together.

▪ For years, these people who are now at war lived together very peacefully.

▪ We’d better stay together, or we might get lost.

▷ join /dʒɔɪn/ [transitive verb]

to go to the place where someone else is, in order to be with them or do something with them :

▪ We’re sitting over there. Why don’t you join us?

▪ Her parents are going to Paris next week and she will join them later.

▷ be accompanied by /biː əˈkʌmp ə nid baɪ/ [verb phrase]

to be with someone, especially when this person’s presence gives you support or protection :

▪ Children under fourteen must be accompanied by an adult.

▪ Wherever she goes she has to be accompanied by a bodyguard.

▪ The Prince, accompanied by the Princess, spoke to many of the disaster victims in the hospital.

▷ company /ˈkʌmp ə ni/ [uncountable noun]

the presence of another person or other people, that gives you someone to talk to and stops you feeling lonely :

▪ I was grateful for Jean’s company on the long journey up to Edinburgh.

have (some) company

▪ ‘Do you mind if I join you?’ ‘No of course not, it’s nice to have some company.’

do something for the company

▪ I go to French evening classes, for the company as much as for the French.

miss somebody’s company

▪ Now that she’s gone, I really miss her company.

▷ in somebody’s company /ɪn somebodyˈs ˈkʌmp ə ni/ [adverb]

when you are with a particular person :

▪ I always feel very relaxed in Nick’s company.

in the company of somebody

▪ Many people are uneasy in the company of strangers.

▷ in somebody’s presence /ɪn somebodyˈs ˈprez ə ns/ [adverb]

if you are in someone’s presence, especially someone important or famous, you are with them or in the same place as them :

▪ What was it like to be actually in the Queen’s presence?

in the presence of somebody

▪ I could think of very little to say in the presence of so many important people.

▷ live side by side /lɪv ˌsaɪd baɪ ˈsaɪd/ [verb phrase]

if people live side by side, they live together peacefully even though there are big differences between them :

▪ It was a great experience - people from so many very different backgrounds living side by side.

▪ The Muslim residents say they are ready and willing to live side by side with their neighbors again.

2. doing something with another person/group etc

▷ with /wɪð, wɪθ/ [preposition]

▪ My family and I went camping in the mountains with some old friends of ours.

▪ I’d like you to work with the person sitting beside you and see if we can come up with some new ideas,

▷ together /təˈgeðəʳ/ [adverb]

▪ There’s no point in taking two cars - let’s go together.

▪ The police and army worked together to track down the terrorists.

▷ side by side /ˌsaɪd baɪ ˈsaɪd/ [adverb]

if two groups work or fight side by side, they work closely together to achieve something, even though there may be big differences between them :

▪ It was a strange situation with Washington, Pretoria and Peking fighting side by side.

side by side with

▪ Soldiers worked side by side with civilians to rebuild the city.

▷ collectively /kəˈlektɪvli/ [adverb]

if people do something collectively, they do it by working together as equal members of an organized group :

▪ The team collectively must decide what resources they need and how they are to be used.

▪ Individually, people have little power, but collectively they can be more influential.

▷ jointly /ˈdʒɔɪntli/ [adverb]

jointly managed/owned/published/funded etc by somebody

managed, owned etc by two or more people or organizations working together equally :

▪ The business is jointly owned and run by six TV companies.

▪ It was a major research project, jointly funded by the university and the Health Department.

▷ in conjunction with /ɪn kənˈdʒʌŋkʃ ə n wɪð/ [preposition]

if something is done by one organization or group of people in conjunction with another organization or group, it is done by both of them working together :

▪ The exhibition is sponsored by the Arts Council in conjunction with British Airways.

▪ Stenmann is working in conjunction with leading scientists and has invested $5 million in the scheme.

▷ in partnership with /ɪn ˈpɑːʳtnəʳʃɪp wɪð/ [preposition]

if people, organizations, or countries work in partnership with each other, they work together to do something important or useful :

▪ The city council is working in partnership with local businesses to build new sports facilities in the area.

▷ in collaboration with /ɪn kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃ ə n wɪð/ [preposition]

if you work on a plan or do something in collaboration with another person or organization, you work very closely with them in order to achieve it :

▪ I wrote the article in collaboration with a number of my colleagues.

▪ This course has been developed in collaboration with major professional bodies involved in the financial services sector.

▷ shoulder to shoulder with somebody /ˌʃəʊldəʳ tə ˈʃəʊldəʳ wɪð somebody/ [preposition]

if one group of people stands or fights shoulder to shoulder with another group of people, they support them or fight together with them against an enemy :

▪ British soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder with American and French troops.

▪ Mitterrand, although a socialist, stood shoulder to shoulder with the NATO allies during the challenges of the early 1980s.

3. when people do something together in a dishonest way

▷ be in league with /biː ɪn ˈliːg wɪð/ [preposition]

if someone is in league with a group of people, they are secretly planning and working with them in order to do something dishonest or illegal :

▪ Anyone suspected of being in league with the rebels was arrested.

▪ There was a suggestion that the authorities were in league with the drug dealers.

▷ in collusion with /ɪn kəˈluːʒ ə n wɪð/ [preposition]

if one group of people is in collusion with another group, they are all working secretly together to do something dishonest :

▪ Some of the police force were working in collusion with the Mafia.

▪ Journalists suspected that the army was acting in collusion with the terrorists.

▷ be in cahoots (with) /biː ɪn kəˈhuːts (wɪð)/ [preposition]

working secretly and closely with another person or group in order to do something dishonest or cheat someone :

▪ Assassins, in cahoots with the army, were sent to kill two top members of the parliament.

▪ By the middle of the book we’ve learned that the church and the local politicians are in cahoots to try to slow Sonja’s research.

▷ hand in glove with somebody /ˌhænd ɪn ˈglʌv wɪð somebody/ [preposition] British

if one organization is hand in glove with another organization, they work together very closely in order to do something dishonest, or dishonestly get power :

▪ The politicians are hand in glove with the military, everyone knows that.

4. to work together

▷ work together /ˌwɜːʳk təˈgeðəʳ/ [verb phrase]

▪ We can only succeed if we all work together as a team.

work together to do something

▪ Both sides are going to have to work together to find other ways of settling their differences.

▷ cooperate also co-operate British /kəʊˈɒpəreɪtǁ-ˈɑːp-/ [intransitive verb]

if two people or groups cooperate with each other, they work together and help each other in order to achieve something that will be good for both of them :

cooperate with

▪ The president said that Mexico would continue to cooperate with the US in the fight against drugs.

cooperate to do something

▪ Aid agencies and UN forces are cooperating to get food supplies to the people who need them.

cooperate closely

help each other as much as possible

▪ Finance ministers and central bankers agreed to cooperate closely to sustain the strength of the pound.

cooperate in/on

▪ Traditionally management has called upon workers to cooperate in increasing productivity.

cooperation/co-operation /kəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃ ə nǁ-ˌɑːp-/ [uncountable noun]

▪ In the future there will be greater military cooperation among all the nations of Europe.

▷ collaborate /kəˈlæbəreɪt/ [intransitive verb]

to work together, especially on a specific piece of scientific, artistic, or industrial work :

collaborate to do something

▪ Researchers in Stanford and Princeton collaborated to manufacture a completely new waterproof textile.

collaborate with

▪ Hewlett Packard collaborated with Nokia to produce the palmtop-telephone.

collaborate on/in

▪ Fellini collaborated with Rossellini on the script of the film.

▪ Educators and employers need to collaborate in preparing the next generation for employment and adulthood.

collaboration /kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃ ə n/ [uncountable noun]

▪ We couldn’t have done it without their collaboration if they had not collaborated with us .

5. someone who does something with someone else

▷ partner /ˈpɑːʳtnəʳ/ [countable noun]

someone who takes part in a sport or game, or a business or social activity with you :

▪ Have you got a partner for the dance on Saturday?

▪ The firm was so successful that she took on a partner.

▪ We called a meeting with Russco, our partners in the construction project.

a business/trading partner

▪ Manson and I were business partners, but not friends.

a marriage/sexual partner

▪ People who have many sexual partners are more at risk from AIDS.

be partners

▪ Let’s have a game of cards -- you and Frank can be partners.

▷ fellow /ˈfeləʊ/ [adjective only before noun]

fellow passenger/worker/student etc

someone who is travelling, working, studying etc with you :

▪ The accident happened when Roland was walking home with fellow student Karl Xavier.

▪ Toni’s views on the Kyoto Treaty were echoed by her fellow workers.

▷ companion /kəmˈpænjən/ [countable noun]

someone that you spend a lot of time with, especially someone that provides friendship or conversation while you are doing something, for example travelling :

▪ Mum and Dad didn’t seem to approve much of my new companions.

▪ He left the major part of his £60 million fortune to his close friend and companion, Jerry Edwards.

a drinking/travelling etc companion

▪ Ed is a great travelling companion - funny and sensible at the same time.

▷ sidekick /ˈsaɪdˌkɪk/ [countable noun] informal

someone who spends a lot of time with another person, and is usually less important or powerful than them :

▪ Tom and his sidekick Larry sauntered into the bar, plainly looking for a fight.

▪ Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson

▷ accomplice /əˈkʌmplɪs, əˈkʌmpləsǁəˈkɑːm-, əˈkʌm-/ [countable noun]

someone who helps another person to commit a crime :

▪ After the robbery, the men escaped in a stolen car driven by an accomplice.

accomplice in

▪ Two other boys were accused of being accomplices in the attack.

6. done by people working together

▷ joint /dʒɔɪnt/ [adjective only before noun]

a joint decision, statement, effort, report etc is made by people or groups working together, not by just one of them :

▪ We both wanted to move to Canada - it was a joint decision.

▪ a joint declaration by Israeli and Palestinian leaders

a joint effort

▪ ‘Did you cook the dinner, Jane?’ ‘No, it was a joint effort.’

▷ combined /kəmˈbaɪnd/ [adjective only before noun]

combined actions are done by people or groups who try to do something together which they could not do alone :

▪ The combined efforts of four police officers and two paramedics were needed to lift the driver from the wreckage.

▪ It was a combined operation involving troops from the US and Europe.

▷ collective /kəˈlektɪv/ [adjective only before noun]

a collective decision, action, or agreement is made by everyone in a group or organization, not by just one or two of its members :

▪ A jury’s verdict is the result of a collective agreement.

▪ Kerry called the labor laws ‘a legitimate collective effort to protect our children’ and said he supported them.

collective responsibility (for something)

when everyone in a group shares responsibility for its decisions and actions

▪ The bureau was without a manager for some time, so the staff took collective responsibility for all the tasks.

▷ collaborative /kəˈlæb ə rətɪvǁ-reɪ-/ [adjective only before noun]

use this about an activity that involves people working together, especially in order to achieve something that will bring an advantage to both of them :

a collaborative effort

▪ A manager’s main task is to coordinate the collaborative efforts of a number of people.

collaborative project/research/venture etc

▪ The new system was the product of a collaborative project between Apple and IBM.

▪ a collaborative youth training program involving several businesses

7. people or groups who work together

▷ partnership /ˈpɑːʳtnəʳʃɪp/ [countable noun]

a relationship between people or groups working closely together :

▪ The song-writing partnership has been very productive.

partnership between

▪ Crime prevention is most effective when it is a partnership between the police and the public.

form a partnership

▪ Elliot and Elver decided to form a partnership and launch their own business.

▷ alliance /əˈlaɪəns/ [countable noun]

an arrangement involving two or more different groups or countries to work together to oppose an enemy, to do business, or to work together for something that they both believe in :

▪ NATO is a formal military alliance with America at its head.

enter into an alliance/form an alliance

▪ The two countries entered into a defensive alliance.

▪ Apple and online service provider America Online formed an alliance.

8. to be together again after being separated

▷ be back together /biː ˌbæk təˈgeðəʳ/ [verb phrase]

to be together again after being separated, used especially about couples who have started a romantic relationship again :

▪ Did you know that Denise and Jonathon are back together?

▪ It’s so nice to have all the family back together again.

be back together with

▪ I’m back together with Johnny now and things are going pretty well.

get back together

▪ Jack wants to get back together, but I’ve really had enough.

▷ be reunited /biː ˌriːjuːˈnaɪtə̇d/ [verb phrase]

to be brought together again with someone that you lost or were unable to see for a long time, especially when someone helps you to be with them again :

▪ After 50 years apart, the twin sisters were eventually reunited.

be reunited with

▪ In the early hours of this morning, the hostages were reunited with their families at Point Reach airbase.

9. with another thing or other things

▷ with /wɪð, wɪθ/ [preposition]

▪ I’ve put our passports in your handbag with the travellers cheques.

▪ I hope you haven’t thrown that letter out with the garbage!

▪ a traditional Christmas dinner of roast turkey with all the trimmings

▷ together /təˈgeðəʳ/ [preposition]

together in the same place, or added together, not separately :

▪ Mix the butter and the sugar together.

▪ That skirt and jacket look really good together.

▪ Together these two paintings are worth more than $10,000.

▷ along with /əˈlɒŋ wɪðǁəˈlɔːŋ-/ [preposition]

in the same place as another thing or other things :

▪ I keep my insurance policy in the top drawer, along with my other important documents.

▪ Put it over there along with the other presents.

▷ come with /ˈkʌm wɪð/ [transitive phrasal verb not in progressive or passive]

if something that you buy comes with something else, it is sold with an additional object that is included in the price :

▪ Every new camera comes with a leather case and free film.

▪ All the main courses come with salad and chips.

▪ We have 5000 log cabins to rent. All come with their own private sauna.

▷ accompanying /əˈkʌmp ə ni-ɪŋ/ [adjective only before noun]

an accompanying book, document etc, is one that you get together with something that you buy, and which gives you more information about it :

accompanying booklet/volume/letter etc

▪ The video recorder has an accompanying booklet which contains full instructions.

▪ Each coursebook has an accompanying workbook for grammar practice.

10. when something is used together with something else

▷ together /təˈgeðəʳ/ [adverb]

▪ The shampoo and conditioner should be used together for the best possible result.

▪ When you’re slowing down, use the gears and the brakes together.

▷ together with also along with American /təˈgeðəʳ wɪð, əˈlɚŋ wɪðǁəˈlɔːŋ/ [preposition]

▪ A sensible diet along with regular exercise is the best way to lose weight.

▪ I love Italian food, together with a good bottle of red wine.

▷ combined with /kəmˈbaɪnd wɪð/ [adjective phrase]

if a treatment, method, drug etc is combined with another, it is used with it because this will have the most effect :

▪ Small children need firmness combined with loving care.

▪ The standard treatment is surgery, often combined with radiation.

▷ in combination /ɪn ˌkɒmbə̇ˈneɪʃ ə nǁ-ˌkɑːm-/ [adverb]

if two or more things or methods are used in combination, they are used together at the same time, in order to achieve a particular effect :

▪ The drug company recommended using Losec in combination with antibiotics for the treatment of ulcers.

in combination with

▪ The flavor of paprika, in combination with sour cream, is used in many Eastern European cuisines.

▷ in conjunction with /ɪn kənˈdʒʌŋkʃ ə n wɪð/ [preposition]

if one thing is used in conjunction with another, it is used with it, in order to help you do something more easily :

▪ Learners will benefit from using the book in conjunction with the video.

▪ The file viewing functions can be used in conjunction with file manager.

▷ alongside /əˌlɒŋˈsaɪdǁəˌlɔːŋ-/ [preposition]

different types of things, methods, ideas etc that are used or exist alongside each other, are being used together or exist together at the same time :

▪ The new advertisement will be broadcast alongside AMV’s two existing commercials during prime time viewing.

▪ Only the island of Bali preserved, alongside its own traditions, the Brahman heritage of those ancient times.

▷ compatible /kəmˈpætɪb ə l, kəmˈpætəb ə l/ [adjective]

different machines, methods, ideas etc that are compatible can exist together or be used together without producing problems :

▪ Certain kinds of drug are not compatible and should never be taken together.

▪ The two businesses have compatible aims, and a merger would be to everyone’s advantage.

compatible with

▪ Unfortunately he bought a printer that was not compatible with his computer.

11. several different things or people considered together

▷ together /təˈgeðəʳ/ [adverb]

▪ The Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches together make up the US government.

taken together

considered as a group

▪ Taken together, these measures should ensure a rapid return to financial stability.

▷ collectively /kəˈlektɪvli/ [adverb]

▪ Collectively, these studies showed a clear link between smoking and cancer.

collectively called/collectively known as/collectively referred to as etc

▪ Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands are collectively known as the "Benelux' countries.

▪ These substances are referred to collectively as ketone bodies.

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