be friend

befriend

[bih-frend]
verb (used with object)
to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid: to befriend the poor and the weak.

Origin:
1550–60; be- + friend

unbefriended, adjective


assist, comfort, succor; welcome.
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befriend (bɪˈfrɛnd)
 
vb
(tr) to be a friend to; assist; favour

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befriend
1550s, from be- + friend (q.v.).
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