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Synonyms for friend
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Wiktionary

  1. friendnoun

    Synonyms:
    befriend

  2. friendnoun

    A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.

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

  3. friendnoun

    (rock-climbing) Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.

    See

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

    Antonyms:
    defriend, unfriend

  4. friendnoun

    An associate who provides assistance.

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

    Antonyms:
    enemy, foe

  5. friendnoun

    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. friendnoun

    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. friendnoun

    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. friendnoun

    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. friendnoun

    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. friendnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendnoun

    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, friendnoun

    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, friendnoun

    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, friendnoun

    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, Quakernoun

    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

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. friendnoun

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

  2. friendnoun

    Synonyms:
    favorer, encourager, well-wisher

  3. friendnoun

    Synonyms:
    quaker

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. friendnoun

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

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How to use friend in a sentence?

  1. Defense Ashton Carter:

    Turkey is a longtime friend of ours. It's a NATO ally. We're strongly in support of it. We stand with it in terms of defense of its own territory, but the reality is it shares a big border with Iraq and Syria, which border has been porous to foreign fighters going in both directions and I think the Turks could do more.

  2. Nancy Sharifi:

    Be prepared to work two-and-a-half jobs to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment, you need to know the facts before you unload your suitcases and end up in your friend's or cousin's house.

  3. Graham Greene:

    Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    He's been a friend of mine for a long time and he sent me unsolicited emails, which I passed on in some instances.

  5. Doris Wild Helmering:

    A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.


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