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Friend As a Verb

Evolution of the Word Friend in Social Networking and Society


Social Media

Definition: Friend was only known as a noun until late in 2010 when the Oxford English Dictionary included it as a verb. To "friend" means to add someone to your list of acquaintances on a social networking site, such as Facebook or Twitter. You do not need to know someone personally in order to friend him or her.

The Opposite of Friend: Unfriend

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Also Known As: to friend, friending, add as a friend

Examples: "I just found out Jack is on Facebook. I'm going to friend him."

"My coworkers keep friending me, but I don't know if I should allow their requests to go through."

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