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Roget category 888

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections

#888. Friendship


friendship, amityfriendliness etc. adj. — brotherhood, fraternity, sodality, confraternityharmony etc. (concord) 714peace etc. 721.
firm friendship, staunch friendship, intimate friendship, familiar friendship, bosom friendship, cordial friendship, tried friendship, devoted friendship, lasting friendship, fast friendship, sincere friendship, warm friendship, ardent friendship.
cordiality, fraternization, entente cordiale [Fr.], good understanding, rapprochement, sympathy, fellow-feeling, response, welcomeness.
affection etc. (love) 897favoritismgood will etc. (benevolence) 906.
acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy, intercourse, fellowship, knowledge ofintroduction.


be friendly etc. adj., be friends etc. 890, be acquainted with etc. adj. — knowhave the ear ofkeep company with etc. (sociality) 892hold communication with, have dealings with, sympathize withhave a leaning tobear good will etc. (benevolent) 906love etc. 897make much ofbefriend etc. (aid) 707introduce to.
set one's horses togetherhave the latchstring out [U.S.]hold out the right hand of friendship, extend the right hand of friendship, hold out the right hand of fellowshipbecome friendly etc. adj. — make friends with etc. 890break the lee, be introduced tomake acquaintance with, pick acquaintance with, scrape acquaintance withget into favor, gain the friendship of.
shake hands with, fraternize, embracereceive with open arms, throw oneself into the arms ofmeet halfway, take in good part.


friendlyamicable, amicalwell-affected, unhostile, neighborly, brotherly, fraternal, sympathetic, harmonious, hearty, cordial, warm-hearted.
friends with, well with, at home with, hand in hand withon good terms, on friendly terms, on amicable terms, on cordial terms, on familiar terms, on intimate terms, on good footingon speaking terms, on visiting termsin one's good graces, in one's good books.
acquainted, familiar, intimate, thick, hand and glove, hail fellow well met, free and easywelcome.


amicably etc. adj. — with open armssans ceremonie [Fr.]arm in arm.


amicitia semper prodest [Lat.] [Seneca]; a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one" [Carlyle]; friendship is love without either flowers or friendship is love without either flowers or veil" [Hare]; trulgus amicitias utilitate probat [Lat.] [Ovid].

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