I was trying to find a sentence in which I'd use "befriend with". As you and the others said, you can't befriend with somebody. But you can still use "befriend with", only not in the sense you were discussing earlier.Why not? It sounds fairly natural to me. I would give another example here: It is good for your career to befriend the important people here".
I'm sorry, I will try to explain what I meant, but I can't promise I won't muck it up even moreSorry, I did not get what you mean here.
So far we know you can't say "I befriended with him/her". It's always wrong to say befriend with... (someone)To befriend is a verb that takes a person (etc.) as the direct object, so the use of "with" will always be incorrect.
That's when I tried to think of a sentence in which we could use "befriend with".I cannot think of a time when I would ever use befriend with.
I'm saying you can indeed use this word sequence and keep the sentence grammatically correct, but with will no longer refer to a person, so this is not really what the original question was about...Anne is the kind of person I would befriend with joy.