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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. greetverb

    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

  1. 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

  2. greetverb

    send greetings to

    recognise, recognize

  3. greetverb

    react to in a certain way

    "The President was greeted with catcalls"

    recognise, recognize

  4. greetverb

    be perceived by

    "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

    recognise, recognize

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. greetverb

    salute, welcome, hail, address, accost

  2. greetverb

    compliment, send greeting to

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  1. greetverb

    address, salute, hail, accost

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "greet":

    welcome, salute, commend

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  1. Frank Garcia:

    I would ask my members not to allow these machines in any of their properties in New York State, and we would ask our Hispanic community not to use the service because they are not really bodegas. Real bodegas are all about human relationships within a community, having someone you know greet you and make the sandwich you like.

  2. Ned Price:

    We’re also working, we have worked, with a diaspora population, knowing that there is a very active and engaged Nicaraguan diaspora population here in the United States who we imagine and are confident will be here to greet these individuals and to welcome them to the United States.

  3. Joaquin Humberto:

    At first when people here saw our government identity cards it was hard for them to greet us, the state was seen more as an enemy than an ally. It was seen as repressive, its only presence was the police who went in with guns.

  4. Jamela Dunbar:

    We are not alone. In this vast Universe. The universe is too huge. Not to have other living beings, besides us. One day in the never future. We will get the surprise. We have been waiting for. And it will be mind bugling. Beyond our wildest dream. We are definitely not alone. It is too good to be true. The others we seek were here before us. And they will greet us again. In good time. You can believe it or not. It will happen.”

  5. Republican State Sen. Mae Beavers:

    It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard, if you must interview a student before you greet the student, that’s not acceptance – that’s just absurd.

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