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befriend

[ bih-frend ]SEE DEFINITION OF befriend

Synonyms for befriend

  • advise
  • patronize
  • take up with
  • aid
  • assist
  • back
  • benefit
  • encourage
  • favor
  • help
  • sustain
  • uphold
  • welcome
  • buddy up
  • case out
  • come on to
  • cotton to
  • get chummy with
  • get in with
  • hit it off
  • side with
  • stand by
  • take under one's wing
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Antonyms for befriend

  • block
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • harm
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • injure
  • obstruct
  • stop
  • thwart
  • ignore
  • neglect
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEFRIEND

We can convey the intelligence of your mischance to her: the porter will befriend you.

If you have, don't expect me to befriend you when you get back to England.

"Then you won't find me slow to befriend you," said Mr. Dunbar.

When I first knew her she was lonely and strange, and I tried to befriend her.

Grown beyond her consoling, and knows that she cannot befriend him.

She is a worthy soul, or else I do not know one, and she will befriend you readily.

"Come with me this night, and whatever happen I 'll befriend you," said Mary.

And who is there thus highly placed, and willing to befriend us.

I came to befriend you, and not to interchange words of angry meaning.

Tony, Tony, how can you speak so of one that wanted to befriend you?

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from be- + friend (q.v.). Related: Befriended; befriending.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEFRIEND

aid

verbhelp, support
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