III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
1. Social Affections
firm friendship, staunch friendship, intimate friendship, familiar bosom friendship, cordial friendship; tried friendship, devoted friendship, lasting friendship, fast friendship, sincere friendship, warm friendship, ardent friendship.
cordiality, fraternization, entente cordiale, good understanding, rapprochement, sympathy, fellow-feeling, response, welcomeness.
acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy, intercourse, fellowship, knowledge of; introduction.
[Verbs] be friendly, be friends [more], be acquainted with adj.; know; have the ear of; keep company with (sociality) [more]; hold communication with, have dealings with, sympathize with; have a leaning to; bear good will (benevolent) [more]; love [more]; make much of; befriend (aid) [more]; introduce to.
set one's horses together; have the latchstring out [U. S.]; hold out the right hand of friendship, extend the right hand of friendship, hold out the right hand of fellowship; become friendly; make friends [more] with; break the lee, be introduced to; make acquaintance with, pick acquaintance with, scrape acquaintance with; get into favor, gain the friendship of.
shake hands with, fraternize, embrace; receive with open arms, throw oneself into the arms of; meet halfway, take in good part.
friends with, well with, at home with, hand in hand with; on good terms, on friendly terms, on amicable terms, on cordial terms, on familiar terms, on intimate terms, on good footing; on speaking terms, on visiting terms; in one's good graces, in one's good books.
acquainted, familiar, intimate, thick, hand and glove, hail fellow well met, free and easy; welcome.
[Phrases] amicitia semper prodest [Seneca]; "a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one" [Carlyle]; "friendship is love without either flowers or veil" [Hare]; trulgus amicitias utilitate probat [Ovid].