befriend


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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 ?
Theseus departs having promised to aid and befriend him.
Often I says to myself, says I, 'I used to mend all the boys' kites and things, and show 'em where the good fishin' places was, and befriend 'em what I could, and now they've all forgot old Muff when he's in trouble; but Tom don't, and Huck don't -- THEY don't forget him, says I, 'and I don't forget them.
George could not give up Amelia-- George was married to her"--and then he related the circumstances of the marriage as we know them already: how the poor girl would have died had not her lover kept his faith: how Old Sedley had refused all consent to the match, and a licence had been got: and Jos Sedley had come from Cheltenham to give away the bride: how they had gone to Brighton in Jos's chariot-and-four to pass the honeymoon: and how George counted on his dear kind sisters to befriend him with their father, as women--so true and tender as they were--assuredly would do.
He threatened him with the entire loss of his favour, if he ever heard such another word from his mouth; for, he said, he would never support or befriend a reprobate.
So it does," said Don Quixote, "and he is a sage magician, a great enemy of mine, who has a spite against me because he knows by his arts and lore that in process of time I am to engage in single combat with a knight whom he befriends and that I am to conquer, and he will be unable to prevent it; and for this reason he endeavours to do me all the ill turns that he can; but I promise him it will be hard for him to oppose or avoid what is decreed by Heaven.
Then, on Friday, January 26, just before 6pm, a woman believed to be in her mid 20s to 30s, was at the machine when a man tried to befriend her.
executes justice for the orphan and the widow and befriends the alien, feeding and clothing him, so you too must befriend the alien.
Inverness-based organisation recruits, trains and supports volunteers to befriend people experiencing loneliness due to mental health issues.
In an astonishing interview Martin Graham, 52, claims officers wanted him to befriend Bailey, right, after the Frenchwoman was murdered near Schull, Co Cork, in 1996.
said to one of his sons: O son, do not befriend anyone before you know his means and sources.
Summary: Carey Mulligan admitted she did not befriend Michael Fassbender while they were filming Shame.
Readers will be inspired by their antics and wish to befriend the Queen Geeks.