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Old April 27th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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When you go to add someone as a friend, it says "Befriend exampleusername". Befriend means to terminate your friendship, so this should really be changed as it's confusing.

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Old April 27th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #2
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Definition of befriend:

"To behave as a friend to."

So basically, to 'befriend' someone means to become their friend. Meaning that the usage here is perfectly fine. (And besides, it couldn't be changed without going through and editing all the templates, on all the different places the 'befriend exampleusername' is featured, meaning much work.)

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Old April 27th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #3
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Rudi...you are thinking defriend...de would be to separate or whatever...this is befriend...to become friend. Simple little misunderstanding.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 06:42 AM   #4
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That's exactly what I thought, I always thought befriend someone was to break friendship not make friends. I was a little confused by this when I first saw it
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Old April 28th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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Befriend, I think, is to make a friend...

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Old April 28th, 2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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Yes definitely, as in become a friend of...
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Old April 28th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #7
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–verb (used with object)
to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid
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Thank you dictionary.com.
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