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noun friendship pronunciation in British English /ˈfren(d)ʃɪp/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a relationship between people who are friends
    The reunion gave us a chance to renew old friendships.
    friendship with: His friendship with a local businessman led to allegations of corruption.
    someone’s friendship: Whatever happened, I did not want to lose Sarah’s friendship.
    close friendship: She formed a close friendship with Vera Brittain.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the feeling of being friends with someone or of being with friendly people
      The group provides support and friendship for old people.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a good relationship between countries or governments, in which they help and support each other
    They’ve signed a friendship and co-operation treaty.


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