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befriend

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈfrɛnd
 
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Definition of befriend in English:

verb

[with object]
Act as or become a friend to (someone), especially when they are in need of help or support: he makes a point of befriending newcomers to Parliament
More example sentences
  • She befriended him and offered support after reading about the 1995 case in the news.
  • While a supervision order is in force it is the duty of the supervisor to advise, assist and befriend a supervised child.
  • Daniel befriended a girl on the way who had friends that would let him stay in their apartment.
Synonyms
make friends with, make a friend of, look after, protect, keep an eye on, support, back, stand by, side with, encourage, sustain, uphold, succour, advise, guide;
help, assist, aid, be of service to, lend a helping hand to

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