to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid:
to befriend the poor and the weak.
(transitive) to be a friend to; assist; favour
1550s, from be- + friend (q.v.). Related: Befriended; befriending.
to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid: to befriend the poor and the weak. Contemporary Examples But whatever their private feeling, politicians have been keen to befriend a critical power-broker. Knives Out Against Murdoch William Underhill July 6, 2011 You too must befriend the stranger, for you were […]
to bring together into one group, collection, or place: to gather firewood; to gather the troops. to bring together or assemble from various places, sources, or people; collect gradually: The college is gathering a faculty from all over the country. to serve as a center of attention for; attract: A good football game always gathers […]
to cover with gems.
(especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring). to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power. Contemporary Examples An interest in fashion also seems to beget an assumption of selfishness and mean-spiritedness. Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: First Ladies of Style Robin Givhan October 23, 2012 A society which […]