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friendship

noun
     
friend‧ship W3
1 [countable] a relationship between friends
friendship between
The friendship between father and youth deepened.
friendship with
his friendship with Sam
her close friendship with her aunt
The two boys formed a deep and lasting friendship.
He and Bob struck up a friendship (=began to be friends).
2 [uncountable] the feelings and behaviour that exist between friends:
I could always rely on Gary for friendship and support.
The Indians have extended the hand of friendship (=shown that they want to be friends with another country).

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