V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a group of companions; 2. a group of people who share a common factor; 3. a supporter

Synonyms: group, band, companion, side-kick, friend, colleague, partner, associate

Antonyms: enemy

Tips: Cohort originates from the Latin stem meaning "enclosure." Think of a group of people in an enclosure. A cohort will often refer to a group of students who are in the same major or classes, a group of employees who work closely together, or a group of people who are evaluated in a market research study. Cohort can also refer to an individual--a friend of another person.

Usage Examples:

Greg and I have started several businesses together, and he has always been a loyal cohort. (partner, companion)

The candidate’s main support comes from a cohort of senior citizens who feel that he understands the needs of people in their age group. (group)

The study followed a cohort of students over their college career and was able to prove that a better vocabulary improves one's chance for success. (group, band)

The cohorts in the crime got away with the money before anyone realized what had happened. (partners, associates, companions)

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