Most critically, Russia could and should be made a partner in this plan.
He was my partner in the comedy team of Franken & Davis from 1968 to 1989, when we broke up in dramatic fashion.
She must be beautiful and attractive for her partner and bring home at least half of the family income.
c.1300, altered from parcener (late 13c.), from Old French parçonier "partner, associate; joint owner, joint heir," from parçon "partition, division. portion, share, lot," from Latin partitionem (nominative partitio) "a sharing, partition, division, distribution" (see partition (n.)). Form in English influenced by part (n.). The word also may represent Old French part tenour "part holder."
1610s, transitive, "to make a partner," from partner (n.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Partnered; partnering.