: relating to or having the manner of companionsspecifically: harmoniously or suitably accompanying
Examples of companionate in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThat’s because companionate love (for a long-term partner), romantic love and lust are orchestrated by three different brain systems, which operate in tandem.
Dina Cheney, Good Housekeeping, 2 Nov. 2020 Yet the weight of transcendent meaning and mysticism which gets transferred from divinity to companionate marriage here (as everywhere else in our world) seems a cruelly heavy burden upon intimate life.
Mark Greif, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2016
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