American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To behave as a friend to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act as a friend to; countenance, aid, or benefit; assist; favor: as, fortune befriended me.
- v. transitive To become a friend of, to make friends with.
- v. transitive, dated To act as a friend to, to assist.
- v. transitive To favor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To act as a friend to; to favor; to aid, benefit, or countenance.
- v. become friends with
- From be- + friend. (Wiktionary)
“Personally, I find Mexicans very easy to befriend, that is, develop friendly acquaintances.”
“Rather get your staff to "befriend" their feelings by helping them articulate and share what they are experiencing.”
“In my Art of Attention posts I will offer specific direction for your attention, which will help you "befriend" of all the ideas you hold dear that aren't serving you and let them go; yielding the most sought-after openings for your body, mind and heart.”
“It's important to notice - become emotionally aware and acknowledge what you're feeling, and to ease and "befriend" the reaction by holding it in your heart, then letting the feeling ease out of your system.”
“If Kerry would have been elected there would have FOR SURE been more terrorist attacks because our President has these countries by their balls and Kerry would have just opened another can of worms by tryinig to "befriend" them.”
“She wanted his esteem, and when he asked her to "befriend" Wolff, she knew she was never going to get it, not really.”
“• Do not "befriend" people you don't know on social-networking sites.”
“I can't stand her, yet she relentlessly tries to "befriend" me regardless of how hard I try to make it clear I'm not interested.”
“It is the established rule of bullies to "befriend" the weak and the cowardly, and then humiliate them at every opportunity with expressions of disdain.”
“In an interview punctuated by Ramdev's frequent laughter and the occasional burp, he said he wanted to "befriend" gay people who could come to him for treatment.”
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