- To befriend someone is to get to know and start a friendship with someone.
An example of befriend is when you introduce yourself to the new kid at school and invite him to sit at your lunch table.
This child wants to befriend you.
befriend definition by Webster's New World
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to act as a friend to; help
befriend definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb be·friend·ed, be·friend·ing, be·friends
To behave as a friend to.