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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
See also synonyms for: befriended
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antonyms for befriend

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  • block
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • harm
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • injure
  • obstruct
  • stop
  • thwart
  • ignore
  • neglect
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How to use befriend in a sentence

They befriended local business owners and gained the trust of row-home renovators and longtime residents alike — many of whom opened their houses to be photographed.
AT THE SMITHSONIAN, A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF EAST BALTIMORE, DECADES BEFORE THE DAWN OF THE SELFIE ERAKELSEY ABLESAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I’ve lived in three different neighborhoods in Albuquerque and each time we’ve moved I’ve befriended the neighbors, both because it’s the right thing to do and also because I want them to watch my house when I’m gone.
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She had befriended future first lady Hillary Clinton when both were among the few young female lawyers working on American Bar Association initiatives.
MARGARET RICHARDSON, IRS COMMISSIONER DURING CLINTON’S FIRST TERM, DIES AT 78ADAM BERNSTEINJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In one instance, a Thacher student in the 1980s told investigators that a professor “befriended” her while she was a freshman, then forcibly kissed her and groped her at his home, according to the report.
ELITE CALIFORNIA PRIVATE SCHOOL COMES CLEAN ON DECADES OF SEXUAL ABUSEEMILY SHUGERMANJUNE 17, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
There also was a lonely camper, warmly befriended by Charlie Brown, named Roy.
THREE ‘LOST’ CHARLES SCHULZ STRIPS HAVE BEEN REDISCOVERED. DO THEY SHOW THE ADULT LUCY VAN PELT?MICHAEL CAVNAMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“The Music of Bees,” by Eileen GarvinAlice, a widowed beekeeper, befriends Jake, a paraplegic teenager, and Harry, who has social anxiety.
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I befriended Pleban in 2019, when she offered generous support to my own trail family during my AT thru-hike, even bringing a dozen gourmet cupcakes to a brewery for my birthday.
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Something Lovato said in that widely viewed conversation has stayed with Graham, who befriended Lovato after meeting her at the 2017 Time 100 Gala, where they were both honored for their advocacy.
DEMI LOVATO IS CONFRONTING HER DEMONS IN REAL TIMEBETHONIE BUTLERMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His, however, referred to a new investigative technique whereby potential crime suspects were befriended in hopes that evidence of their guilt would be revealed.
A CHILD’S MURDER, A LYNCH MOB AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NAACPJERALD WALKERMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We feed our children, we help our parents, we befriend our siblings.
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WORDS RELATED TO BEFRIEND

  • abet
  • alleviate
  • assist
  • bail out
  • befriend
  • benefact
  • encourage
  • favor
  • go to bat for
  • go with
  • lend a hand
  • lighten
  • mitigate
  • open doors for
  • promote
  • relieve
  • serve
  • stick up for
  • straighten out
  • subsidize
  • sustain
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