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Synonyms for friend
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term friend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. friend(noun)

    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

    "he was my best friend at the university"

    Synonyms:
    supporter, champion, acquaintance, ally, admirer, booster, protagonist

    Antonyms:
    enemy, foe

  2. ally, friend(noun)

    an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

    "he's a good ally in fight"

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, ally, supporter, admirer, protagonist, champion, booster

    Antonyms:
    foe, enemy

  3. acquaintance, friend(noun)

    a person with whom you are acquainted

    "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, ally, booster, conversancy, admirer, familiarity, champion, supporter, conversance, acquaintanceship, protagonist

    Antonyms:
    enemy, foe

  4. supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend(noun)

    a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

    "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

    Synonyms:
    booster shot, promoter, wiz, whiz, acquaintance, plugger, recall dose, booster station, takeoff booster, maven, adorer, protagonist, booster unit, paladin, athletic supporter, jock, whizz, ally, takeoff rocket, booster, shoplifter, relay link, assistant, hotshot, hero, sensation, lifter, mavin, suspensor, ace, genius, star, relay transmitter, title-holder, agonist, help, virtuoso, fighter, wizard, helper, supporter, booster dose, jockstrap, adept, relay station, superstar, champ, booster rocket, admirer, booster amplifier, garter, champion, sponsor, patron

    Antonyms:
    enemy, foe

  5. Friend, Quaker(noun)

    a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, ally, supporter, trembler, admirer, protagonist, champion, booster

    Antonyms:
    enemy, foe

Wiktionary

  1. friend(noun)

    Synonyms:
    befriend

  2. friend(noun)

    A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.

    Synonyms:
    boyfriend, mate, protagonist, booster, supporter, champion, pal, buddy, ally, admirer, acquaintance, buster, girlfriend, lover

  3. friend(noun)

    A boyfriend or girlfriend.

    See

    Synonyms:
    ally, admirer, pal, lover, champion, protagonist, acquaintance, mate, buddy, buster, booster, boyfriend, girlfriend, supporter

    Antonyms:
    defriend, unfriend

  4. friend(noun)

    An associate who provides assistance.

    Synonyms:
    champion, admirer, supporter, buddy, boyfriend, booster, pal, buster, mate, ally, acquaintance, lover, girlfriend, protagonist

    Antonyms:
    enemy, foe

  5. friend(noun)

    A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted

    Synonyms:
    buster, champion, admirer, lover, girlfriend, pal, buddy, booster, acquaintance, mate, boyfriend, ally, protagonist, supporter

  6. friend(noun)

    A person who backs or supports something.

    I’m not a friend of cheap wine.

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, buster, boyfriend, protagonist, supporter, admirer, girlfriend, mate, ally, buddy, champion, booster, pal, lover

  7. friend(noun)

    An object or idea that can be used for good.

    Google is your friend.

    Synonyms:
    mate, pal, champion, lover, acquaintance, buddy, girlfriend, ally, supporter, booster, admirer, buster, protagonist, boyfriend

  8. friend(noun)

    Used as a form of address when warning someone.

    You’d better watch it, friend.

    Synonyms:
    lover, buster, boyfriend, supporter, booster, buddy, mate, ally, champion, protagonist, girlfriend, acquaintance, pal, admirer

  9. friend(noun)

    In object-oriented programming, a function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.

    Synonyms:
    booster, protagonist, girlfriend, supporter, lover, acquaintance, mate, champion, pal, boyfriend, admirer, ally, buster, buddy

  10. friend(noun)

    Synonyms:
    crony, mate, chum, buddy, bro, pal, amigo, bud

    Antonyms:
    enemy, nemesis, foe

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. friend

    An associate as used officially implies a chief, leader, or principal, to whom the associate is not fully equal in rank. Associate is popularly used of mere friendly relations, but oftener implies some work, enterprise, or pursuit in which the associated persons unite. We rarely speak of associates in crime or wrong, using confederates or accomplices instead. Companion gives itself with equal readiness to the good or evil sense, as also does comrade. One may be a companion in travel who would not readily become an associate at home. A lady advertises for a companion; she would not advertise for an associate. Peer implies equality rather than companionship; as, a jury of his peers. Comrade expresses more fellowship and good feeling than companion. Fellow has almost gone out of use in this connection, except in an inferior or patronizing sense. Consort is a word of equality and dignity, as applied especially to the marriage relation. Compare ACCESSORY; ACQUAINTANCE; FRIENDSHIP.

    Synonyms:
    accomplice, ally, associate, chum, coadjutor, colleague, companion, comrade, confederate, consort, fellow, helpmate, mate, partner, peer

    Antonyms:
    antagonist, enemy, foe, hinderer, opponent, opposer, rival, stranger

    Preposition:
    These were the associates of the leader in the enterprise.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. friend

    Synonyms:
    associate, companion, acquaintance, familiar, ally, chum, messmate, coadjutor, confidant, adherent

    Antonyms:
    opponent, foe, adversary, antagonist, enemy

Editors Contribution

  1. pet

    why i say pet is a friend is because they are our everyday companion in whatever little things we do at home which involves fun and out door activities.

    example. fetch a ball when playing soccer or tennis

    Submitted by christinemariye60 on April 13, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. friend(n.)

    Synonyms:
    patron, advocate, confidant, adherent, associate, ally, intimate, good genius, bosom friend

  2. friend(n.)

    Synonyms:
    favorer, encourager, well-wisher

  3. friend(n.)

    Synonyms:
    quaker

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. friend(n)

    Synonyms:
    wellwisher, intimate, confidante, chum, associate, patron, advocate, adherent, supporter, ally, confrère, quaker

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    amigo, boyfriend, girlfriend, ami, buddy, amie, freund, pal, mai, friends, friendly, mate, siddik, colleague

How to pronounce friend?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say friend in sign language?

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How to use friend in a sentence?

  1. George Herbert:

    The best mirror is an old friend.

  2. Guo Guangchang:

    Volatility is a friend not an enemy. Market volatility and panic will probably bring better investment opportunities. So we are increasingly looking for development opportunities in Europe and particularly in the UK.

  3. Maxim Gorky:

    Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man--Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do

  4. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

    I've learned a lot from him. He is somebody who is a deep thinker. He's somebody with a big heart, but also a big brain, and for me to be able to count on a friend who has lived through many of the things that I'm about to encounter on the political stage, on the international stage, it's a great comfort to me.

  5. Emma Watson:

    It’s funny — I was just talking to my friend before this about how in the Instagram era it’s so easy to edit your life so that it looks perfect, but I bleach my top lip and tweeze my eyebrows and you ’d never get to see that, even though it’s a part of my routine. There’s still so much shame around the things you do to get ready while you’ve got a towel wrapped around your head. It’s important to me not to edit that out.


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