Unfriended vs Befriended - What's the difference?

unfriended | befriended |


As verbs the difference between unfriended and befriended

is that unfriended is (unfriend) while befriended is (befriend).

As an adjective unfriended

is having no friends; friendless.

unfriended

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having no friends; friendless.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (unfriend)
  • befriended

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (befriend)

  • befriend

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become a friend of, to make friends with.
  • * 1854 , (Henry David Thoreau), (Walden), p. 143.
  • Every little pine needle expanded and swelled with sympathy and befriended me.
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  • (dated) To act as a friend to, to assist.
  • * (rfdate) (Jonathan Swift)
  • Brother servants must befriend one another.
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  • To favor.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare),
  • If it will please Caesar / To be so good to Caesar, as to hear me, / I shall beseech him to befriend himself.
  • * 1709 , (John Denham) "The Sophy", in Poems and translations: with the Sophy, a tragedy , Fifth edition [http://books.google.com/books?id=J_oKSClMF7cC&pg=PA259&lpg=PA259&dq=%22Now+if+your+plots+be+ripe,+you+are+%27%27%27befriended%27%27%27+With+opportunity%22&source=bl&ots=TM1JZjzUhv&sig=YqPk32bF8zeqdypmaXvHUKGZ_pQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZQ1ZUNmmJsa_0QGBkoGgBw&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22Now%20if%20your%20plots%20be%20ripe%2C%20you%20are%20%27%27%27befriended%27%27%27%20With%20opportunity%22&f=false]
  • Now if your plots be ripe, you are befriended / With opportunity.
  • * 1709 , (Alexander Pope), ''(An Essay on Criticism)
  • Be thou the first true merit to befriend ; / His praise is lost, who stays till all commend.
  • * 1712 , (Joseph Addison), . As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's servants , Act II, edited and published by Jacob Tonson (1733)
  • See them embarked, And tell me if the winds and seas befriend them.
  • * 1843 , (Thomas Carlyle), , ch. 4, "Morrison's Pill"
  • This Universe has its Laws. If we walk according to the Law, the Law-Maker will befriend us; if not, not.

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