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Synonyms for befriend
bɪˈfrɛndbe·friend

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. befriendverb

    Antonyms:
    unfriend

  2. befriendverb

    Antonyms:
    unfriend

  3. befriendverb

    Antonyms:
    unfriend

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. befriend

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. befriendverb

    become friends with

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. befriendverb

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#76help
#148support
#486second
#1652aid
#2157protect
#2406promote
#2644assist
#3433encourage
#4460foster
#7451advocate
#7739defend
#11256sustain
#13480cooperate
#22440uphold
#33807countenance
#54651abet
#72169befriend
#109404succor

How to use befriend in a sentence?

  1. Laura Beyer:

    I would figure out why and then befriend them, the minute you get these kids to respect you, the less likely they are to disrespect you and the more likely they are to show you reasons why they are unlikeable.

  2. Cassia County Sheriff Jay Heward:

    People should keep their doors locked and not let strangers inside their homes, dont pick up anyone when you are driving or befriend anyone.

  3. Wendy Walsh:

    From an evolutionary standpoint, it makes sense that women are wary of being touched by strangers, women have evolved mechanisms to be choosy about whom they mate with and to fear rape by a stranger. However, touch by friends is both relational -- women tend to befriend as a buffer against stress -- and pleasurable. Touch gives a nice boost of dopamine, the 'feel-good' hormone.

  4. Joe Simonson:

    You don’t think Avenatti is smart enough to try and befriend the liberal media?

  5. Sophocles:

    The good befriend themselves.


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