greet

Definitions of greet
  1. verb
    express greetings upon meeting someone
    synonyms: recognise, recognize
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    shake hands
    take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation
    bob, curtsy
    make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
    salute
    greet in a friendly way
    present, salute
    recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position
    salute
    honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
    hail, herald
    greet enthusiastically or joyfully
    receive, welcome
    bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
    say farewell
    say good-bye or bid farewell
    bid, wish
    invoke upon
    congratulate, felicitate
    express congratulations
    salaam
    greet with a salaam
    dismiss, usher out
    end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave
    type of:
    accost, address, come up to
    speak to someone
  2. verb
    send greetings to
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    compliment
    express respect or esteem for
    type of:
    communicate, intercommunicate
    transmit thoughts or feelings
  3. verb
    react to in a certain way
    “The President was greeted with catcalls”
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    type of:
    react, respond
    show a response or a reaction to something
  4. verb
    be perceived by
    “Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment”
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