This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.
Well, I was objected to by a close friend.
Koichi and Viet are good friends. They are more than friends, but not lovers.
"Hey, you know what? Sara is going out with Beth." "What? I didn’t know that. I thought she was my best friend but she never told me about that."