Definition of 'befriend'
Example sentences containing 'befriend'
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An attorney befriended a woman and her three daughters who lived in his neighborhood. Christianity Today (2000)He also befriends a few of his fellow tourists. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)We are looking for ways to befriend our new neighbours. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Not the best way to befriend your new neighbours. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The web conmen also befriend players online and trick them into volunteering personal details which can be used to access accounts. The Sun (2011)He befriended this 48-year-old woman on the internet. The Sun (2010)During a night out before a match, players befriended the woman in a bar. The Sun (2008)We also befriended a local compost supplier, a music producer and a writer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She befriends her neighbours, wears a hijab and goes to the mosque. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He befriended like-minded young men and soon they were forming groups. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A rich robbery victim befriends a lonely policeman. The Sun (2009)He retired from the police in 2013 and become a criminology lecturer at a university where he befriended the vulnerable woman. The Sun (2015)He has also been befriended by hundreds of wellwishers from India and Nepal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Jurors heard the actor, now a nightclub party organiser, had befriended the young woman four months earlier. The Sun (2006)Age UK also run a befriending service, providing companionship and conversation for the lonely elderly. The Sun (2012)He also befriended two elderly, vulnerable women crime victims and persuaded them to give him around 25,000 which he used to pay loans and gambling debts. The Sun (2016)
Trends of 'befriend'
Used Occasionally. befriend is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'befriend'
British English: befriend VERB
If you befriend someone, you make friends with them.
The film's about an elderly woman and a young nurse who befriends her.
- American English: befriend
- Brazilian Portuguese: fazer amizade com
- Chinese: 和…交朋友
- European Spanish: ofrecer amistad a
- French: se lier d'amitié avec
- German: sich annehmen
- Italian: fare amicizia con
- Japanese: の友となる
- Korean: 친구가 되다
- European Portuguese: fazer amizade com
- Spanish: ofrecer amistad a
Definition of befriend from the Collins English Dictionary
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