Adjective "befriend" definition and examples

(Befriend may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɪˈfrɛnd/

Definitions and examples

verb

Act as or become a friend to (someone), especially when they are in need of help or support.
  1. 'Robin stars as a disabled janitor who befriends a young boy.'
  2. 'Daniel befriended a girl on the way who had friends that would let him stay in their apartment.'
  3. 'When she first met Blake she'd pitied him because he only had a few friends, so she had befriended him.'
  4. 'But gradually, he makes his way in a small Southern town where he gets a job as a mechanic, and befriends a young boy who is also an outsider.'
  5. 'Torn between turning Henry in and befriending him, Carol chooses the latter - and tries to convince Henry to do ‘a job’ with her.'
  6. 'While a supervision order is in force it is the duty of the supervisor to advise, assist and befriend a supervised child.'
  7. 'There, he befriends a deaf girl (Jack knows sign language!) and her hockey-playing brother.'
  8. 'He befriends Mary, and tells her how he found the precious papers.'
  9. 'Stuck in the jungle, our hero befriends a peasant named Pacha and together they attempt to return to the palace in order to restore his human form.'
  10. 'On New Year's Eve he meets their mother at a dinner party and subsequently befriends the family.'

More definitions

verb (used with object)

1. to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid: to befriend the poor and the weak.