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English definition of “befriend”


verb [T]     /bɪˈfrend/
to be friendly towards someone: He was befriended by an old lady.Being, becoming friends and getting to know someone specialized internet & telecoms to make someone your friend on a social networking website : It is not advisable to befriend your boss, or your teacher.
(Definition of befriend verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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