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friend

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1 a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another
  • really close friends who like to do everything together and are always sharing secrets

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2 a person who actively supports or favors a cause
  • hopes that the new governor will be a friend to environmental causes

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The first known use of friend was before the 12th century

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“Friend.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/friend. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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