[kuh m-pan-yuh-nit]


of, by, or like companions.
tastefully harmonious.

Origin of companionate

First recorded in 1650–60; companion1 + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for companionate

Contemporary Examples of companionate

  • You can still see the contrast between American idealism about companionate marriage and French “sophistication.”

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    Kay Hymowitz

    June 17, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for companionate



resembling, appropriate to, or acting as a companion
harmoniously suited
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