Definition of befriend
: to become or act as a friend to befriended the new student
Examples of befriend in a Sentence
He befriended the new student.
Recent Examples of befriend from the Web
Despite Mr. Trump's very public attempts to befriend President Xi Jinping -- including at his Mar-a-Lago resort -- Beijing remains strongly opposed to action that would destabilize Kim Jong Un's regime.
Another of Cohn’s tactics was to befriend the town’s top gossip columnists, such as Leonard Lyons and George Sokolsky, who would bring Cohn to the Stork Club.
Angie comes to befriend a neighborhood pair in their early 20s who are in the habit of hanging out on the house’s lawn.
Thulin, who no longer is employed at the library, allegedly befriended the girl and her family about a year ago, according to prosecutors.
Bell soon befriended the Cheathams, who introduced her to many local and visiting jazz artists.
One rampant problem is the unsolicited online messages that women receive on social media from men who try to befriend or control them.
THE HUMAN CAST Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade Yeager, a Texas inventor who befriends the Transformers.
William Lewis, Royce’s father, had befriended Hunter during his five-year stint with the Los Angeles Angels.
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First Known Use of befriend
BEFRIEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of befriend for English Language Learners
: to become a friend to (someone)
BEFRIEND Defined for Kids
Definition of befriend for Students
: to act as a friend to We befriended the new student.
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