a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
"he was my best friend at the university"
an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
"he's a good ally in fight"
a person with whom you are acquainted
"I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
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"
booster shot, promoter, wiz, whiz, acquaintance, plugger, recall dose, booster station, takeoff booster, maven, adorer, protagonist, booster unit, paladin, athletic supporter, jock, whizz, friend, 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
a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
Friend(noun)A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
friend(noun)A boyfriend or girlfriend.
friend(noun)An associate who provides assistance.
friend(noun)A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted
friend(noun)A person who backs or supports something.
friend(noun)An object or idea that can be used for good.
friend(noun)Used as a form of address when warning someone.
friend(noun)In object-oriented programming, a function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
These were the associates of the leader in the enterprise.
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