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Antonyms for accomplice
əˈkɒm plɪsac·com·plice

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Wiktionary

  1. accomplicenoun

    Synonyms:
    promoter, accessory, assistant, coadjutor, associate, abettor, confederate, ally

  2. accomplicenoun

    A cooperator.

    Synonyms:
    confederate, assistant, abettor, associate, coadjutor, accessory, ally, promoter

  3. accomplicenoun

    An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.

    Synonyms:
    accessory, ally, assistant, abettor, promoter, associate, coadjutor, confederate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accomplice

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    Antonyms:
    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    Synonyms:
    abetter, abettor, accessory, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, colleague, companion, confederate, follower, helper, henchman, participator, partner, retainer

    Preposition:
    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accomplice

    Antonyms:
    rival, foe, adversary, antagonist

    Synonyms:
    abettor, confederate, accessory, ally, associate, partner, colleague, coadjutor, assistant, 'particips criminit'

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accomplice, confederatenoun

    a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

    Synonyms:
    henchman, partner in crime, confederate, collaborator

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accomplicenoun

    Synonyms:
    abettor, ally, accessory, confederate, particeps criminis

How to use accomplice in a sentence?

  1. Charles Peguy:

    He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Being neutral is impossible in many cases, because it may mean that you are an accomplice. You can be fair and objective only by giving a listening ear to both parties. And yet your objectivity will still be scruitinized by subjective minds.

  3. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic:

    Josipovic is an accomplice in the country's economic hardships, he is just the flip side of the government's devaluated coin.

  4. The Luxembourg court:

    The judge charged him with being the co-author, or accomplice, of the offences committed by one of the former PWC employees.

  5. Marquis de La Grange:

    When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2047leader
#2831principal
#4784enemy
#6145commander
#9071opponent
#11080rival
#20381foe
#24833adversary
#27459antagonist
#51537accomplice
#80055instigator
#124547opposer
#132577betrayer
#331893hinderer

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