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befriend Line breaks: be|friend
Pronunciation: /bɪˈfrɛnd/

Definition of befriend in English:


[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.
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

Words that rhyme with befriend

amend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, bend, blend, blende, commend, comprehend, condescend, contend, defriend, depend, emend, end, expend, extend, fend, forfend, friend, impend, interdepend, lend, mend, misapprehend, misspend, offend, on-trend, Oostende, Ostend, perpend, portend, rend, reprehend, scrag-end, send, spend, subtend, suspend, tail end, tend, transcend, trend, underspend, unfriend, upend, vend, weekend, wend
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