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greet

greet

 
pronunciation:
grit
part of speech: verb
inflections: greeted, greeting, greets
definition 1: to speak to with friendly or polite words upon meeting or when starting a letter.
The Porters greeted their dinner guests at the door.
synonyms:
hail
similar words:
address, meet, receive, salute, welcome
definition 2: to respond to or receive in a certain way.
He greeted the news with a frown.
synonyms:
meet, welcome
similar words:
accept, confront, deal with, face, receive
definition 3: to make itself seen or heard by.
A beautiful sunrise greeted me this morning.
similar words:
confront, face, meet, welcome
derivation: greeter (n.)