More Ways of Thinking about Relationships in Writing

Following his earlier post about a Relationships Thesaurus, PG was intrigued while considering the enormous number of various types of relationships and shades of relationships between people (and groups of people) as compared with the more limited scope of relationships he sees in many books and stories.

Here a single sub-part under Relationships from WordHippo that PG picked because most of the synonyms had little or nothing to do with romantic or family relationships.

Noun

The state of cooperating, being allied or working together:

cooperation

partnership

union

communications

confederation

rapport

collaboration

conjunction

alliance

hookup

linkup

association

liaison

affiliation

connection

tie-up

coalition

relation

compact

federation

trust

axis

league

cartel

coterie

clique

copartnership

society

brotherhood

club

combination

fraternity

sisterhood

sorority

co-partnership

joint venture

strategic partnership

contractual cooperation

strategic relationship

strategic alliance

mutually beneficial alliance

mutually beneficial relationship

cross-holding

mutually beneficial

partnership

equity alliance

confederacy

guild

combine

consortium

group

syndicate

organization

block

order

bloc

congress

sodality

organisation

labour union

workers’ association

labor union

trade union

Bund

companionship

consociation

faction

link

ring

party

fellowship

mob

friendship

togetherness

body

gang

community

participation

enterprise

crew

chumminess

cahoots

bargain

arrangement

contract

deal

link-up

protocol

understanding

settlement

covenant

entente

accord

bond

accommodation

coordination

hook-up

tie-in

business arrangement