• To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.
  • To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.


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  • From Middle English frend, freend, from Old English frēond ("friend, relative, lover"), from Proto-Germanic *frijōndz ("lover, friend"), from Proto-Indo-European *preyH- ("to like, love"), equivalent to free + -and. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Früünd ("friend"), West Frisian freon, froen, freondinne, Dutch vriend ("friend"), Low German Frund, Fründ, Luxembourgish Frënd, German Freund ("friend"), Danish frænde ("kinsman"), Swedish frände ("kinsman, relative"), Icelandic frændi ("kinsman"), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌹𐌾𐍉𐌽𐌳𐍃 ("friend"). More at free.

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