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Characteristic of or behaving as a companion.
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1. resembling, appropriate to, or acting as a companion
2. harmoniously suited
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(kəmˈpæn yə nɪt)

1. of, by, or like companions.
2. tastefully harmonious or suitable.
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Adj.1.companionate - like a companion; "companionate marriage"; "a companionate dog"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
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