What is the difference between "partner" and "friend"?
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Partner can have many meanings, whereas friend normally refers to a specific interpersonal relationship.
Although different people may have different personal definitions of friendship, it usually does include that it is personal, private, it involves trust.
Partner can mean something similar, when you have a partner in a personal relationship: then partner can mean boy/girlfriend, life-partner, husband/wife, spouse or "significant other".
However, partner can also refer to a professional relationship. There has to be no personal "liking"or anything involved: people can be partners because they simply invest money in the same business for instance.