make friends


: to become someone's friend
Sometimes it is hard for children to make new friends.
often + with
She's very good at making friends with people from all walks of life.

Examples of make friends in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps one of the most natural places to make friends as an adult is at work. L'oreal Thompson Payton, Fortune Well, 15 Aug. 2023 Experts generally agree that kids exposed to humor at home are more likely to laugh at themselves, avoid taking life too seriously and may make friends more easily. Bob Brody, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Aug. 2023 Throughout Southeast and East Los Angeles, running clubs offer a space to make friends and get active. Diosa Femme, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 Terry had struggled to make friends during his short time in the N.B.A. Snow dusted the ground as Terry settled into his one-bedroom apartment. Jonathan Abrams, New York Times, 19 June 2023 After the sun goes down, head to the communal lakeside fire pit to make friends and roast s'mores. Karen Ruffini, Travel + Leisure, 26 July 2023 Next came a hike through a forest, led by a guide who encouraged me to take things easy, appreciate my surroundings, and make friends with a tree. Barry Samaha, Robb Report, 26 July 2023 Amy Schumer isn't here to make friends in her Netflix special. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 13 June 2023 Friendship itself seems more in the zeitgeist lately — how to identify a toxic friendship, how to break up with a friend, how to foster healthy friendships, how to make friends as adults. Rachel Brodsky, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Make friends.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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