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GREET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does greet mean? 

GREET (verb)
  The verb GREET has 4 senses:

1. express greetings upon meeting someone
2. send greetings to
3. react to in a certain way
4. be perceived by

  Familiarity information: GREET used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GREET (verb)


Sense 1greet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express greetings upon meeting someone

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

greet; recognise; recognize

Hypernyms (to "greet" is one way to...):

accost; address; come up to (speak to someone)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "greet"):

say farewell (say good-bye or bid farewell)

receive; welcome (bid welcome to; greet upon arrival)

hail; herald (greet enthusiastically or joyfully)

salute (honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers)

present; salute (recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position)

salute (greet in a friendly way)

bob; curtsy (make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect)

shake hands (take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation)

bid; wish (invoke upon)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2greet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send greetings to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "greet" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "greet"):

compliment (express respect or esteem for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3greet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

React to in a certain way

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

The President was greeted with catcalls

Hypernyms (to "greet" is one way to...):

react; respond (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s somebody with something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4greet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be perceived by

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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