Adjective "befriend" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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.'

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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.