Definition of befriend verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

befriend

 verb
verb
NAmE//bɪˈfrɛnd//
 
[usually passive]befriend somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they befriend
 
he / she / it befriends
 
past simple befriended
 
-ing form befriending
 
 
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to become a friend of someone, especially someone who needs your help Shortly after my arrival at the school, I was befriended by an older girl.
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