Definition of befriend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

befriend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈfrend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfrend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they befriend
BrE BrE//bɪˈfrend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfrend//
 
he / she / it befriends
BrE BrE//bɪˈfrendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfrendz//
 
past simple befriended
BrE BrE//bɪˈfrendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfrendɪd//
 
past participle befriended
BrE BrE//bɪˈfrendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfrendɪd//
 
-ing form befriending
BrE BrE//bɪˈfrendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈfrendɪŋ//
 
Friends
 
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[usually passive] befriend somebody to become a friend of somebody, especially somebody who needs your help Shortly after my arrival at the school, I was befriended by an older girl. See related entries: Friends
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: befriend