befriend

Part of speech: verb

To be a friend to; stand by; help in time of need.

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Usage examples "befriend":

  1. She is a worthy soul, or else I do not know one, and she will befriend you readily. - "The Shame of Motley", Raphael Sabatini.
  2. Then I had promised to befriend him. - "The Coming of the King", James Hocking.
  3. Weary of suffering I ran away from her at last; and while wandering in a wood I met the prince, who promised to befriend me, and placed me here as poultry- girl. - "The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book", Constance Cary Harrison.