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friendly

adjective
 
 
/ˈfrendli/
WORKPLACE, FINANCE relating to situations in which the owners or directors of a company are willing to sell it to another company that wants to buy it: a friendly merger/offer/takeover The board is seeking a higher price in exchange for entering into a friendly merger agreement. The friendly takeover will instantly force competitors to bring down their prices. →  Compare hostile
(often used in compounds) easy to use or suitable for members of a particular group to use: Their website is particularly friendly to use. a customer-friendly bank a child-friendly working environment We need to continue to make the shopping area more pedestrian-friendly. →  See also family-friendly , environmentally-friendly , user-friendly
(Definition of friendly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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