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"comrade" in British English

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comradenoun [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   /ˈkɒm.reɪd.li/ us   /ˈkɑːm.ræd.li/
like a comrade: He gave me a comradely slap on the back.
(Definition of comrade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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comradenoun [C]

us   /ˈkɑm·ræd/
a friend or trusted companion, esp. one with whom you have been involved in difficult or dangerous activities, or another soldier in a soldier’s group: After 20 years he reunited with comrades from his army unit.
(Definition of comrade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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