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1. befriend

verb. ['bɪˈfrɛnd'] become friends with.

Synonyms

  • pal up
  • bind
  • attach
  • pal
  • bond
  • chum up

Antonyms

  • unlash
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • be- (English)
  • be- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • friend (English)
  • frende (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Befriend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
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  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
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  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend

Example sentences of the word befriend


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
It is common to see talking animals who befriend the hero or heroine.

2. Verb, base form
Get out and meet people, and befriend as many decision makers and networking contacts as possible.

Quotes containing the word befriend


1. The message of Jesus is summed up partly in the Sermon on the Mount, and partly when he begins his ministry and quotes the passage from Isaiah: 'I have come to set free the prisoners and restore sight to the blind.' And certainly, his mission is also to bring hope. It was to heal people, to befriend the outcast.
- Dan Wakefield

2. It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
- Mahatma Gandhi

3. We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
- Arthur Ashe

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