Thing > Action > InteractAction > BefriendAction

The act of forming a personal connection with someone (object) mutually/bidirectionally/symmetrically.

Related actions:

Usage: Between 10 and 100 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from Action
error Thing For failed actions, more information on the cause of the failure.
instrument Thing The object that helped the agent perform the action. e.g. John wrote a book with a pen.
location Place  or
PostalAddress  or
The location of for example where the event is happening, an organization is located, or where an action takes place.
participant Organization  or
Other co-agents that participated in the action indirectly. e.g. John wrote a book with Steve.
result Thing The result produced in the action. e.g. John wrote a book.
startTime DateTime The startTime of something. For a reserved event or service (e.g. FoodEstablishmentReservation), the time that it is expected to start. For actions that span a period of time, when the action was performed. e.g. John wrote a book from January to December.

Note that Event uses startDate/endDate instead of startTime/endTime, even when describing dates with times. This situation may be clarified in future revisions.

Properties from Thing
description Text A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
url URL URL of the item.


Example 1
John befriended Steve.
This example is JSON only.
This example is JSON only.
<!-- John befriended Steve. -->
<script type="application/ld+json">
  "@context": "",
  "@type": "BefriendAction",
  "agent": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "John"
  "object": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "Steve"

Schema Version 3.1