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Princeton's WordNet

  1. befriendverb

    become friends with

    "John and Eric soon became friends"; "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"


  1. befriendverb

    To make a friend of

  2. befriendverb

    To act as a friend to

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Befriendverb

    To favour; to be kind to; to countenance; to shew friendship to; to benefit.

    Etymology: from be and friend.

    If it will please Cæsar
    To be so good to Cæsar, as to hear me,
    I shall beseech him to befriend himself. William Shakespeare, J. Cæsar.

    Now if your plots be ripe, you are befriended
    With opportunity. John Denham, Sophy.

    See them embarked,
    And tell me if the winds and seas befriend them. Addison.

    Be thou the first true merit to befriend;
    His praise is lost, who stays till all commend. Alexander Pope.

    Brother-servants must always befriend one another. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Befriendverb

    to act as a friend to; to favor; to aid, benefit, or countenance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Befriend

    be-frend′, v.t. to act as a friend to: to favour.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of befriend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of befriend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of befriend in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life always brings you face-to-face with your best friend, worst enemy, great teacher and your most passionate lover, without revealing their identities to you. To know exactly who is who, you must befriend them, fight with them, learn from them, and even love them passionately. Life is to be experienced, my friend, not guessed.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A man who has known really the intention & expectation of woman in relationship with her will dread to even befriend her, forget about marring her.


    Most people live sad lives because they have they have succeeded in designing and perfecting a path to sorrow thinking they are building a road to happiness. I will be happy if I befriend or even marry this rich fool, if I buy this worthless tool, if I sit on this corrupted stool, if I drown and kill myself in a debt pool, if I wear this dirty wool, if I ride on this dangerous bull.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Barring a few exception, the women across the world befriend bad man not gentleman.

  5. Lee County:

    Riess' mode of operation is to befriend women who resemble Pamela Hutchinsons and steal their identity.

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    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    • A. congius
    • B. taper
    • C. tithe
    • D. larceny

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