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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
relationship (noun)
1.
the state of being or interrelated - related studied the relationship between the variables
2.
the connecting or binding participants in a relationship as - relation
a) - kinship
b) a specific instance or type of kinship
3.
a) a state of affairs existing between those having or dealings - relations had a good relationship with his family
b) a romantic or passionate attachment
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
relationship (noun)
1.
the fact or state of having something in common
SYNONIMS:
affinity, association, bearing, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationship
RELATED WORDS:
correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness
relationship (noun)
2.
the state of having shared interests or efforts (as in social or business matters)
SYNONIMS:
affiliation, alliance, collaboration, confederation, connection, cooperation, hookup, liaison, linkup, partnership, relation, relationship, tie-up, union
RELATED WORDS:
business, dealings, interaction; exchange, interconnection, interrelation, mutualism, reciprocity, symbiosis; incorporation, integration, merger, unification; affinity, attachment, closeness, intimacy, rapport, sympathy; kinship, oneness, solidarity, togetherness, unity; colleagueship, companionship, company, fellowship; bed, cahoots, league
NEAR ANTONYMS:
breakup, dissolution, disunion; division, parting, separation, severance, split; alienation, divorce, estrangement
disaffiliation, dissociation
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