Greet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡriːt|  American pronunciation of the word greet
Brit.  |ɡriːt|  British pronunciation of the word greet

verb

- express greetings upon meeting someone (syn: recognise, recognize)
- 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

Examples

Belinda greeted her warmly.

Bill opened the door to Harold and greeted him with cries of welcome.

His statement was greeted with cries of astonishment and indignation.

Complete silence greeted us as we entered the room.

The President was greeted with catcalls

Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment

He stationed himself by the door to greet the guests.

...exuberant crowds rushed to greet the returning national champions in collegiate basketball...

...the Great Dane galumphed across the floor to greet us...

...the birds who began jargoning to greet the dawn...

...after a lifetime of setbacks, defeats, and failures, he could only greet the latest bad news with a resigned fatalism and dull torpor...

A crowd was waiting at the dock to greet them.

How you greet a customer can leave a lasting impression.

People flocked in their thousands to greet their new princess.

The chairman rose from his chair and came forward to greet her.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: greet
he/she/it: greets
present participle: greeting
past tense: greeted
past participle: greeted
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