befriended, befriending, befriends
To behave as a friend to.
To act as a friend to; help.
Webster's New World
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.
(dated) To act as a friend to, to assist.
Origin of Befriend
From be- + friend.
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