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be·friend

 (bĭ-frĕnd′)
tr.v. be·friend·ed, be·friend·ing, be·friends
To behave as a friend to.

befriend

(bɪˈfrɛnd)
vb
(tr) to be a friend to; assist; favour

be•friend

(bɪˈfrɛnd)

v.t.
to act as a friend to; help.
[1550–60]

befriend


Past participle: befriended
Gerund: befriending

Imperative
befriend
befriend
Present
I befriend
you befriend
he/she/it befriends
we befriend
you befriend
they befriend
Preterite
I befriended
you befriended
he/she/it befriended
we befriended
you befriended
they befriended
Present Continuous
I am befriending
you are befriending
he/she/it is befriending
we are befriending
you are befriending
they are befriending
Present Perfect
I have befriended
you have befriended
he/she/it has befriended
we have befriended
you have befriended
they have befriended
Past Continuous
I was befriending
you were befriending
he/she/it was befriending
we were befriending
you were befriending
they were befriending
Past Perfect
I had befriended
you had befriended
he/she/it had befriended
we had befriended
you had befriended
they had befriended
Future
I will befriend
you will befriend
he/she/it will befriend
we will befriend
you will befriend
they will befriend
Future Perfect
I will have befriended
you will have befriended
he/she/it will have befriended
we will have befriended
you will have befriended
they will have befriended
Future Continuous
I will be befriending
you will be befriending
he/she/it will be befriending
we will be befriending
you will be befriending
they will be befriending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been befriending
you have been befriending
he/she/it has been befriending
we have been befriending
you have been befriending
they have been befriending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been befriending
you will have been befriending
he/she/it will have been befriending
we will have been befriending
you will have been befriending
they will have been befriending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been befriending
you had been befriending
he/she/it had been befriending
we had been befriending
you had been befriending
they had been befriending
Conditional
I would befriend
you would befriend
he/she/it would befriend
we would befriend
you would befriend
they would befriend
Past Conditional
I would have befriended
you would have befriended
he/she/it would have befriended
we would have befriended
you would have befriended
they would have befriended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.befriend - become friends withbefriend - become friends with; "John and Eric soon became friends"; "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"
bind, bond, attach, tie - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
chum up, pal, pal up - become friends; act friendly towards

befriend

verb make friends with, back, help, support, benefit, aid, encourage, welcome, favour, advise, sustain, assist, stand by, uphold, side with, patronize, succour It's about an elderly woman and a young nurse who befriends her.
Translations
يُصادِقُ، يَمُدُّ يَدَ العَوْن
přátelit se
sõbrunema
pártol
vingast viî
globoti
draudzīgi izturēties
arkadaş olmakdost olmak

befriend

[bɪˈfrend] VTentablar amistad con, hacerse amigo de

befriend

[bɪˈfrɛnd] vt (= make friends with) → se lier d'amitié avec
He was befriended by an elderly lady
BUT Une dame âgée l'a pris sous son aile.

befriend

vt (= help)sich annehmen (+gen); (= be friend to)Umgang pflegen mit; she seems to have befriended themsie scheint sich mit ihnen angefreundet zu haben

befriend

[bɪˈfrɛnd] vtmostrare amicizia a

befriend

(biˈfrend) verb
to take as a friend. The old man befriended her when she was lonely.
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The befriending scheme teams up volunteers with individuals in the community to provide support and friendship.
30pm, Helpu'n Gilydd (Helping Each Other) a bilingual befriending and respite service, run by volunteers, is hosting an afternoon tea, to celebrate their first birthday.
A TEACHER has been jailed for 10 years for the rape of a 14-yearold girl who he took back to his home after befriending her.
He is supporting Befriending Lewis - who aim to combat social isolation on the Isle of Lewis - and has already raised more than PS4500 of his PS15,000 target.
The charity believes a befriending service will help equip elderly people for the challenges ahead and enable them to find new friends, interests and activities that keep them healthy and independent.
The event at the Jubilee Centre was organised to raise funds for a befriending service for older people.
One of their popular schemes is the Mi Connections Befriending Service, which supports people who feel socially isolated and lonely, as well as people who are living with dementia.
The woman, who police believe was caught on CCTV camera taking money from an ATM machine, spent several weeks befriending the 45-yearold man, running regular errands and helping with chores at his Erdington flat.
A CHARITY has launched a befriending service for people with dementia across Northumberland.
Tina, who dressed up as a Russian doll for the event, said the money raised will go towards transport costs for volunteers visiting people who use the charity's befriending service.
Distance Befriending (Best Voluntary/Charity Project).
The Silver Knowledge project will offer a number of services to vulnerable older people through a telephone befriending scheme, as well as providing financial advice and help with tasks such as gardening and shopping.