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with / wi[voicedth]; wi[unvoicedth]/ • prep. 1. accompanied by (another person or thing): a nice steak with a bottle of red wine. ∎  in the same direction as: marine mammals generally swim with the current. ∎  along with (with reference to time): wisdom comes with age. ∎  in proportion to: the form of the light curve changes with period in a systematic way. 2. possessing (something) as a feature or accompaniment: a flower-sprigged blouse with a white collar. ∎  marked by or wearing: a tall dark man with a scar on one cheek a small man with thick glasses. 3. indicating the instrument used to perform an action: cut it with a knife treatment with acid before analysis. ∎  indicating the material used for some purpose: fill the bowl with water. 4. in opposition to: we started fighting with each other. 5. indicating the manner or attitude of the person doing something: with great reluctance. 6. indicating responsibility: leave it with me. 7. in relation to: my father will be angry with me. 8. employed by: she's with IBM now. ∎  as a member or employee of: he plays with the Cincinnati Cyclones. ∎  using the services of: I bank with the TSB. 9. affected by (a particular fact or condition): with no hope in bed with lumbago. ∎  indicating the cause of an action or condition: trembling with fear the paper was yellow with age. 10. indicating separation or removal from something: to part with one's dearest possessions their jobs could be dispensed with. PHRASES: away (or off or out, etc.) with used in exhortations to take or send someone or something away, in, out, etc.: off with his head.be with someone 1. agree with or support someone: we're all with you on this one. 2. inf. follow someone's meaning: I'm not with you. with it 1. knowledgeable about and following modern ideas and fashions: a young, with-it film buyer. 2. alert and comprehending: I'm not really with it this morning. with that at that point; immediately after saying or doing something dramatic: with that, she flounced out of the room.

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with
A. denoting opposition OE.

B. denoting accompaniment or addition (esp. repl. OE., ME. mid).

C. denoting instrumentality, causation, agency XII. OE. wið = OS. wið, prob. shortening of Gmc. prep. repr. by OE. wiðer = OS. withar (Du. we(d)er), OHG. widar (G. wieder adv. again, wider prep. against), ON. viðr, Goth. wiþra; f. IE. *wi- denoting separation or division + compar. suffix *-tero- (cf. Skr. vitarám further).

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withforthwith, herewith, therewith, wherewith, with •Dafydd

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