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Friendship vs. Alliance

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Friendshipnoun

(uncountable) The condition of being friends.

Alliancenoun

(uncountable) The state of being allied.

‘matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries’;

Friendshipnoun

(countable) A friendly relationship, or a relationship as friends.

Alliancenoun

(countable) The act of allying or uniting.

Friendshipnoun

(uncountable) Good will.

Alliancenoun

(countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.

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Friendshipnoun

The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will; friendliness; amity; good will.

‘There is little friendship in the world.’; ‘There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.’; ‘Preferred by friendship, and not chosen by sufficiency.’;

Alliancenoun

(countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.

Friendshipnoun

Kindly aid; help; assistance,

‘Some friendship will it [a hovel] lend you gainst the tempest.’;

Alliancenoun

(with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.

Friendshipnoun

Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence.

‘Those colors . . . have a friendship with each other.’;

Allianceverb

(obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.

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Friendshipnoun

the state of being friends

Alliancenoun

The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.

Friendship

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association, and has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy.

Alliancenoun

Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.

‘The alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel.’; ‘The alliance . . . between logic and metaphysics.’;

Alliancenoun

The persons or parties allied.

Allianceverb

To connect by alliance; to ally.

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Alliancenoun

the state of being allied or confederated

Alliancenoun

a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest;

‘the shifting alliances within a large family’; ‘their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them’;

Alliancenoun

an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

Alliancenoun

a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim

Alliancenoun

the act of forming an alliance or confederation

Alliance

An alliance is a relationship among people, groups, or states that have joined together for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out among them. Members of an alliance are called allies.

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