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friend

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of friend

  1. 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 Synonyms of friend alter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, compadre, comrade, confidant, confidante, crony, familiar, intimate, mate [chiefly British], musketeer, pal Words Related to friend acquaintance; associate, cohort, colleague, companion, fellow, hearty, hobnobber, partner, peer, sport; blood brother, brother, main man, sister; abettor (also abetter), accomplice, ally, collaborator, confederate; pen pal; benefactor, supporter, sympathizer, well-wisher; friendly Near Antonyms of friend adversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesis Antonyms of friend enemy, foe

  2. 2 a person who actively supports or favors a cause hopes that the new governor will be a friend to environmental causes Synonyms of friend advocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, exponent, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knightWords Related to friend loyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow travelerNear Antonyms of friend enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinderAntonyms of friend adversary, antagonist, opponent



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