to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid:
to befriend the poor and the weak.
He befriended Britons Alan and Cindy Thompson, who were on a brief vacation in the Algarve in the summer of 2007.
Did He Steal Madeleine McCann? Barbie Latza Nadeau November 27, 2012
Maybe the theme, about James and the four friends he befriended who all played together at St. Vincent-St.
LeBron James, the Most Hated Athlete in America Buzz Bissinger June 13, 2011
In the acknowledgements section, Tyler pays generous tribute to various Israeli researchers who befriended and assisted him.
Not a Useful Contribution Daniel Gavron September 30, 2012
I befriended Christopher and his family in the fall of 2002 in the run up to that war.
Christopher Hitchens Dies: His Best Writing, Photos, and More December 16, 2011
While Palin served on the Wasilla City Council, a Democrat named Nick Carney befriended her and showed her the ropes.
Inside Sarah’s Church Max Blumenthal September 4, 2009
It has been often stated that Paine was befriended by Dr. Rush, but there is no indication of this.
The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. I. (of II) Moncure Daniel Conway
Stryker had befriended him indeed, had he permitted him to drown.
The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
Grandma profited by the good-will of those whom she had befriended.
The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
Our banks have befriended the people, and never oppressed or injured them.
The Market-Place Harold Frederic
Mr. Tucker was the only one who took my part or befriended me.
History of the Donner Party C.F. McGlashan
(transitive) to be a friend to; assist; favour
1550s, from be- + friend (q.v.). Related: Befriended; befriending.
to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises. to make stupidly drunk. Contemporary Examples One former Media Research Center employee reacted to the news with a deep sense of befuddlement, “I thought everyone knew it.” Ex-Employees of Conservative Figure L. Brent Bozell Say He Didn’t Write His Books […]
to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises. to make stupidly drunk. Contemporary Examples Confusion over the catcher’s eye black is just the tip of the iceberg for this befuddled limey. Viral Video of the Day: Bad British MLB Commentary Alex Chancey, Ben Teitelbaum May 6, 2014 The […]
to ask for as a gift, as charity, or as a favor: to beg alms; to beg forgiveness. to ask (someone) to give or do something; implore: He begged me for mercy. Sit down, I beg you. to take for granted without basis or justification: a statement that begs the very point we’re disputing. to […]
to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises. to make stupidly drunk. Contemporary Examples And opinions grew more virulent and befuddling on both sides. Why We’re Not Ranking Rabbis Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton, Abigail Pogrebin February 25, 2014 Historical Examples Have we no “mud-heads” befuddling life at every […]