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Synonyms for greet
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote
To accost is to speak first, to friend or stranger, generally with a view to opening conversation; greet is not so distinctly limited, since one may return another's greeting; greet and hail may imply but a passing word; greeting may be altogether silent; to hail is to greet in a loud-voiced and commonly hearty and joyous way, as appears in the expression "hail fellow, well met." To salute is to greet with special token of respect, as a soldier his commander. To apostrophize is to solemnly address some person or personified attribute apart from the audience to whom one is speaking; as, a preacher may apostrophize virtue, the saints of old, or even the Deity. To appeal is strictly to call for some form of help or support. Address is slightly more formal than accost or greet, though it may often be interchanged with them. One may address another at considerable length or in writing; he accosts orally and briefly.
address, address, apostrophize, appeal, approach, cost, court, hail, salute, speak to, woo
avoid, cut, elude, ignore, overlook, pass, pass by, shun
Address the memorial to the legislature; the president addressed the people in an eloquent speech; he addressed an intruder with indignation.
Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes
greet, recognize, recogniseverb
express greetings upon meeting someone
know, recognise, realize, tell apart, agnize, spot, realise, acknowledge, distinguish, accredit, pick out, recognize, discern, make out, agnise
send greetings to
react to in a certain way
"The President was greeted with catcalls"
be perceived by
"Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
compliment, send greeting to
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How to use greet in a sentence?
We have scarcely gotten home ... when our children's sneezes greet us, skinned knees bleed after waiting all day to do so. There is the bellyache and the burned-out basement bulb, the stalled car and the incontinent cat. The windows frost, the toilets sweat, the body of our spouse is one cold shoulder and the darkness of our bedroom is soon full of the fallen shadows of our failures.
In a special way I wish to greet the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped below ground for seventy days, i think one of them could share with us what the meaning of hope really is. Thank you for having hope in God.
I was always ready to greet him at the door and pamper him, i loved taking care of Elvis very much. I loved tending to him. I loved feeding him. We would baby talk because you have to have your own language when you have that many people around. It was a good life. It was different, but it was ours.
I think it will basically be a meet and greet and grin and shake hands, and each leader can congratulate themselves. But that's not all bad, it's good that the two will meet, and my hope is that would set the stage for more realistic, more direct, specific conversations later on.
A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.
Translations for greet
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- استقبل, حيىArabic
- saludarCatalan, Valencian
- begrüßen, grüßenGerman
- saluer, recevoirFrench
- fogad, üdvözöl, köszöntHungarian
- 挨拶, 歓迎, 出迎えるJapanese
- gréissenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- hilse påNorwegian
- приветствовать, встретить, встречать, здороватьсяRussian
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