Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characteristic of or behaving as a companion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective companionlike.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a companion

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  • adjective like a companion

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Examples

  • Why, then, is homosexual sex in the same context (a long-term companionate union) wrong (Macedo, 1995)?

    Homosexuality

  • Ruth you called your companionate, a beauty from the bible, of the flushpots of Euston and the hanging garments of Maryle-bone.

    Finnegans Wake

  • And very few people are going to give up the idea of companionate marriage completely.

    Bigotry and Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

  • People who are into the idea of companionate marriage were fascinated by the peek into someone else's mostly functional relationship.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Until recently, researchers assumed that most couples eventually settle into what's called companionate love: relationships that are more intimate, more committed - and much less thrilling.

    The Situationist

  • Until recently, researchers assumed that most couples eventually settle into what's called companionate love: relationships that are more intimate, more committed - and much less thrilling.

    The Situationist

  • Until recently, researchers assumed that most couples eventually settle into what's called companionate love: relationships that are more intimate, more committed - and much less thrilling.

    The Situationist

  • Until recently, researchers assumed that most couples eventually settle into what's called companionate love: relationships that are more intimate, more committed - and much less thrilling.

    The Situationist

  • For example, the idea of companionate marriage acted as a hedge against the Roissys of the world, if you will.

    WordPress.com News

  • Blair, whose fictional reporting in 2002 on the Israeli fight against Palestinian terrorist in Jenin, took years to refute - Human Rights International, and even the U.N. issued reports refuting Blair's and the Palestinian bogus claims - extols the "companionate" release of the Libyan terrorist, and praises earlier British governments who ignored large-scale atrocities the world over, because the British national interest was on the side of the aggressors.

    Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld: Libyan Oil Is Thicker Than American Blood

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