befriend

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verb be·friend \ bi-ˈfrend \

Definition of befriend

transitive verb
:to become or act as a friend to
  • befriended the new student

Examples of befriend in a Sentence

  1. He befriended the new student.

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First Known Use of befriend

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BEFRIEND Defined for English Language Learners

befriend

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Definition of befriend for English Language Learners

  • : to become a friend to (someone)


BEFRIEND Defined for Kids

befriend

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verb be·friend \ bi-ˈfrend \

Definition of befriend for Students

befriended; befriending
:to act as a friend to We befriended the new student.


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