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Synonyms for befriend
bɪˈfrɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. befriend(verb)

    become friends with

    "John and Eric soon became friends"; "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"

Wiktionary

  1. befriend(verb)

    Antonyms:
    unfriend

  2. befriend(verb)

    Antonyms:
    unfriend

  3. befriend(verb)

    Antonyms:
    unfriend

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. befriend

    Help expresses greater dependence and deeper need than aid. In extremity we say "God help me!" rather than "God aid me!" In time of danger we cry "help! help!" rather than "aid! aid!" To aid is to second another's own exertions. We can speak of helping the helpless, but not of aiding them. Help includes aid, but aid may fall short of the meaning of help. In law to aid or abet makes one a principal. (Compare synonyms for ACCESSORY.) To cooperate is to aid as an equal; to assist implies a subordinate and secondary relation. One assists a fallen friend to rise; he cooperates with him in helping others. Encourage refers to mental aid, as uphold now usually does; succor and support, oftenest to material assistance. We encourage the timid or despondent, succor the endangered, support the weak, uphold those who else might be shaken or cast down. Compare ABET; PROMOTE.

    Synonyms:
    abet, aid, assist, cooperate, encourage, foster, help, second, stand by, succor, support, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    counteract, discourage, oppose, resist, thwart, withstand

    Preposition:
    Help in an enterprise with money; help to success; against the enemy.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. befriend

    Synonyms:
    assist, countenance, support, advocate, promote, protect, defend

    Antonyms:
    oppose, discountenanced, withstand, thwart, decry, defame, oppress, annoy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. befriend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    favor, encourage, patronize, countenance, assist, help, aid, benefit, act as a friend to, do a good turn for, be kind to

How to pronounce befriend?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

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#148support
#486second
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#2157protect
#2406promote
#2644assist
#3433encourage
#4460foster
#7451advocate
#7739defend
#11256sustain
#13480cooperate
#22440uphold
#33807countenance
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#109404succor

How to use befriend in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The remedy for the stress & strain in life is to stay away from lady, love own good daddy, support marginal farmers growing any crops like paddy, befriend less number of people & only hearty buddy, listen to soulful music and watch only shy & simple person's comedy.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A man who has known really the intention & expectation of woman in relationship with her will dread to even befriend her, forget about marring her.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    If the common, real reason behind all cases of divorce, break-up and separation is made open publicly for everyone, then perhaps every man will dread even to befriend woman forget about getting married.

  4. Cometan:

    Welcome all, befriend several, but trust only a few.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Barring a few exception, the women across the world befriend bad man not gentleman.


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