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Etymology edit

From Middle English maken frendes, equivalent to make +‎ friends.

Verb edit

make friends (third-person singular simple present makes friends, present participle making friends, simple past and past participle made friends)

  1. (intransitive) To form friendships with others.
    He hasn't made friends easily at his new school.
  2. (construed with with) To befriend.
    He made friends with his new neighbour.
    I tried to be a friend to Jane but we never really made friends. She was never a friend to me.
    Sara and I made friends right away.

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  • If two or more people are said to make friends, it means that they have all become friends with each other.

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