verb (used with object)
- before you can say jack robinson,
- before you know it,
- beg off,
- beg the question,
- beg to differ
Origin of befriend
Examples from the Web for befriend
Which itself, in turn, makes it harder to befriend people from the other side.
You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
But whatever their private feeling, politicians have been keen to befriend a critical power-broker.
Meanwhile, Mr. Flaxman was always there to befriend or amuse his sister's protégés—always there, but never in the way.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Even after this date Southampton continued to befriend Florio for many years.Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592|Arthur Acheson
Afghans Afraid to Befriend us I now set to work to collect supplies for the winter.Forty-one years in India|Frederick Sleigh Roberts
When he was gone, Lakshmi said: "My child, do not fear; I'll befriend you."Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
I hope that your Ladyship will befriend him with your counsel and countenance in that country, where he is a stranger.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford