Word family adjective mutual adverb mutually
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmutualmu‧tu‧al /ˈmjuːtʃuəl/ ●○○ AWL adjective 1 EACH OTHERmutual feelings such as respect, trust, or hatred are feelings that two or more people have for each otherreciprocalmutual respect/trust/understanding etc Mutual respect is necessary for any partnership to work. European nations can live together in a spirit of mutual trust. I didn’t like Dev, and the feeling seemed to be mutual. The two men were a mutual admiration society, gushing about how much they were learning from each other.2 [only before noun] mutual support, help etc is support that two or more people give each other MAMA puts new mothers in touch with each other, for mutual support and friendship.3 mutual agreement/consent4 mutual friend/interest
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mutualHe was very much in love with Hilda and the feeling appeared to be mutual.Baker will leave the company shortly by mutual agreement.An investment in my company would be to our mutual benefit.But it was a remarkable demonstration of allied unity and mutual dependence.But the movie character and the real-life teacher do share a mutual dream of earning their livings as composers of music.The couple were introduced to each other by a mutual friend.For three years, Kevin Furr watched his retirement savings go next to nowhere in a mutual fund.They would meet every week to discuss matters of mutual interest.The meeting broke up in an atmosphere of mutual irritation.A good marriage should be based on mutual love and respect.We have mutual respect for each other's work.Together, the two players in the development process must have a sense of mutual responsibility for projects.What started with high hopes for mutual support among poor countries was confounded by market forces.A mutual therapy session for emotionally dislocated respect/trust/understanding etcHostages are a useful as well as a time-honoured gesture of mutual trust.Successful partnerships must be based upon a sense of security and mutual trust.Somewhere below Jeff George, who has a mutual respect affair with Mike White.The heart of the legal notion of partnership consists in the mutual trust and confidence of the participants.But gradually a mutual respect, based on agreed boundaries for each other's territory and mutual usefulness, built up.Love and submission and mutual respect is certainly just as important as the success of the new church.A conventional union based on love and mutual respect is, quite clearly, impossible to maintain.Affective autonomy arises out of mutual respect supportSomething whole, something alive dwells in that mutual support.Theirs was a relationship based upon expediency and convenience, not one of compatibility and mutual support.While the canal boatmen were away without their families the women who remained were drawn together for mutual support.What started with high hopes for mutual support among poor countries was confounded by market forces.Tonight eight children would be married, thus forming important alliances and mutual support between families which would last lifetimes.But those that come together for mutual support can and do survive.Overall group needs and mechanisms of mutual support provide the institutional stability that allows a more long-term orientation.Positive long-term acceptance of the child involves the parents' mutual support throughout the time after birth.
From King Business Dictionarymutualmu‧tu‧al /ˈmjuːtʃuəl/ adjective [only before a noun] FINANCE relating to financial institutions, for example some insurance companies and, in Britain, BUILDING SOCIETIES, where there are no shareholders but where investors receive their share of profits in other formsThe insurance company plans to drop its mutual status to become a public noun [countable]In insurance, two forms of companies coexist in the UK, mutuals and public liability companies. see also demutualizeOrigin mutual (1400-1500) French mutuel, from Latin mutuus lent, borrowed, mutual