Form a friendship, foster cordial feelings, as in I hope Brian will soon make friends at school, or She's done a good job of making friends with influential reporters. [c. 1600]
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How to use make friends in a sentence
Nonetheless, a battle-ready J-31 could still be a cash cow, and a good way for China to make friends.
We all make friends here, eat the food, watch the movies, maybe even make money.Men Without a Country: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, My Father and Me | Arthur Chu | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So you make friends with this Pakistani, he shows you how to open and run convenience stores.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist | Gideon Resnick | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a dramatic reversal, the Afghan insurgents now want to make friends with the U.S. By Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai.
“You make friends you could have never expected from the Revolution,” laughed Abdallah.Inside the Free Syrian Army’s ‘Candy Factories,’ the Secret Rebel Arms Workshops | Anna Therese Day | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I plain told her that Helena Montaigne was here, and 'twas her chanst to make friends with her.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Chew-chew talked with Eagle-eye and at length they tried to make friends with the god.The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
She was glad to make friends with us once more, and to prove it showed the pleasanter side of her character.Jaffery | William J. Locke
But he will put himself in the right at once, and ask Lionel to make friends again; he will consent readily enough—he always does.The Talking Horse | F. Anstey
Cats and dogs about the place condescended to make friends with him, and they never quarrelled nor hurt each other.The Animal Story Book | Various