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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.
References in classic literature ?
But to my surprise and no small concern, Queequeg now gave me to understand, that he had been diligently consulting Yojo --the name of his black little god --and Yojo had told him two or three times over, and strongly insisted upon it everyway, that instead of our going together among the whaling-fleet in harbor, and in concert selecting our craft; instead of this, I say, Yojo earnestly enjoined that the selection of the ship should rest wholly with me, inasmuch as Yojo purposed befriending us; and, in order to do so, had already pitched upon a vessel, which, if left to myself, I, Ishmael, should infallibly light upon, for all the world as though it had turned out by chance; and in that vessel I must immediately ship myself, for the present irrespective of Queequeg.
After that, when I was with Captain Swosser in the Mediterranean, I embraced every opportunity of knowing and befriending the midshipmen under Captain Swosser's command.
I am not at all sure that I should be befriending your son by smoothing his way to the future possession of Featherstone's property.
Had this philanthropic man not done befriending me even yet?
Yes, my way of befriending her is different from yours; and I'll tell you what is my way.
It is true he was befriending Katerina Ivanovna's children, but who could tell with what motive and what it meant?
He added: "Although Acacia is open to everybody, we also offer a telephone befriending service for those who are unable, or who find it difficult to come to a session in person, and this number is 07869 100 499.
In addition, the centre is appealing for people to join its Befriending Scheme.
A grant of pounds 41,000 for Action by Differently Abled People in Tynedale will enable the charity to keep its befriending co-ordinator in post.
Insurance company Legal & General has teamed up with the National Autistic Society on a new befriending scheme in Birmingham and has even found 70 volunteers among its own employees.
The Nuneaton and Bedworth Befriending Service have launched a website to tell people what they can offer, to both the homebound and volunteers.
Bushra Hamid, a befriending and community connections coordinator for the scheme, said: "This project has helped many older people.