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Synonyms for friend
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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

How to pronounce friend?

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Australian
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Indian

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How to use friend in a sentence?

  1. Angelica Varela:

    The black-footed ferrets prey on prairie dogs so it was once thought that elimination programs for the dogs, considered a nuisance to farmers and ranchers, were impacting the ferret population. Now, there was a concerted effort by the state to rebuild the black-footed ferret population. On a recent day, volunteers made their way to small-town Seligman and met for training on the first night inside a rented home in a rural neighborhood that Arizona Game and Fish uses for the operation. One of those volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. Robert Coonrod has been volunteering for five years. Though hes not a biologist, he enjoys helping out wildlife and found a new photography hobby while volunteering. HUNTERS TURN TO HIPSTERS TO HELP BOOST SPORTS DECLINING NUMBERS One of the volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. ( Fox News) Were looking for a ferret to be outside his hole. We drive down, he gets curious, looks at the lights, you see the green eyes shine, and then its off to the races, Robert Coonrod said. Once the animalis spotted, volunteers run towardit and set up a trap. But they have to first hopscotch around prairie dog burrows that dot the landscape. Sometimes it can be very entertaining watching people run across a prairie dog colony because youre so focused on the ferret that you forget about all these holes on the ground, Holly Hicks said. Yeah, every one of us has tripped and fallen in a prairie dog hole after chasing after a ferret. ARIZONA MAN PICKED UP NEWBORN FAWN, TOOK IT TO LOCAL BAR, OFFICIALS SAY With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduate Angelica Varela, who will soon be starting an internship with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up( Fox News)( When I started) volunteering( for other wildlife organizations) and really getting boots on the ground and realizing the hard work that actually goes into it, its really important and its really satisfying being able to know that you had a part in helping a species, as conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  2. Saint Thomas More, upon being executed:

    Friend, be not afraid of thy office, thou sendest me to God.

  3. Timothy Zahn:

    Mourning the loss of a friend and teacher was both fitting and honorable, but to dwell unnecessarily on that loss was to give the past too much power over the present.

  4. Margot Kidder:

    I thought it was quite exploitive and I said so, but they( the producers) didn't see it that way. I mean, Christopher was my friend so to go on and do a scene where I announce his death on ‘ Smallville ’ so that they can get publicity, it just seemed to me to be exploitive, personally, probably didn't to other people and so it just didn't work.

  5. Bill Cassara:

    Joan was a movie star, yes, but she was also a good friend, i remember our warm conversations and company. During her final years, yes she lived alone, but she wanted to live life on her own terms - and I think she did just that.

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