Friend and Mate


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Friend noun – A person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.
Usage example: really close friends who like to do everything together and are always sharing secrets

Mate is a synonym for friend (British) in companion topic. In some cases you can use "Mate" instead a noun "Friend", when it comes to topics like love, fellow, buddy, confidant. informal substitute
Nearby Words: friendly, friendliness, friendship, friendless, friended
Synonyms for Friend


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Mate noun – A person frequently seen in the company of another.
Usage example: that lout and his mates are known troublemakers in the neighborhood

Friend is a synonym for mate (British) in love topic. You can use "Friend" instead a noun "Mate", if it concerns topics such as fellow, partner, companion, buddy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: mated, mating, matey
Synonyms for Mate

How words are described

beloved beloved friend beloved mate
fellow fellow friend fellow mate
human human friend human mate
old old friend old mate
Other adjectives: good, female, best, better, true, dead, single, loyal, actual, real, great, bad, black, main, young, new, deceased, former, fallen, last.

Both words in one sentence

  • Samus Is a Girl This can cause confusion when two dwarves like each other and need to delicately find out if they have met a friend or a mate.
  • Gentle Giant Hulking and powerful but simple-minded and little-appreciated by his peers, his relationship with his best friend/mate Bollikin is one of the most Sweet Dreams Fuel-inducing parts of the otherwise bleak Elder Wars.
    Source: Gentle Giant
  • Me old China: Mate or friend ("China plate" – mate).
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