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comrade

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒm.reɪd/ us    /ˈkɑːm.ræd/

comrade noun [C] (FRIEND)

old-fashioned (UK comrade-in-arms) a friend, especially one who you have been involved in difficult or dangerous, usually military, activities with: Many of his comrades were killed in the battle.

comrade noun [C] (POLITICAL MEMBER)

a member of the same political group, especially a communist or socialist group or a trade union: I know my opinion is shared by many of my comrades in the Labour movement. [as form of address] Welcome to the conference, comrades.
comradely
adjective uk   /-li/ us  
like a comrade: He gave me a comradely slap on the back.
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