make friends with

make friends with someone

to work to become a friend of someone. I want to make friends with all the people I am going to be working with. Let's try to make friends with each other.
See also: friend, make
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Mickey said that Max's ability to make friends with complete strangers has benefited him in a number of ways.
The kids are learning that they can make friends with people older than they are, and that these people have something to offer them,'' said Nicole Carrillo, team leader for the Boys & Girls Club.