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befriend

be·friend

befriend

 
pronunciation:
b frend
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: befriended, befriending, befriends
definition: to be or act as a friend to.
He befriended his new neighbors.
similar words:
assist, help, look after
Word Parts
The word befriend contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.