Meaning of “befriend” in the English Dictionary

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"befriend" in British English

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befriendverb [ T ]

uk /bɪˈfrend/ us /bɪˈfrend/

to be friendly towards someone:

He was befriended by an old lady.

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” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"befriend" in American English

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befriendverb [ T ]

us /bɪˈfrend/

to be friendly to someone:

While at college, he had befriended a young student from China.

(Definition of “befriend” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)