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English definition of “greet”

greet

verb     /ɡriːt/
B1 [T] to welcome someone with particular words or a particular action , or to react to something in the stated way: He greeted me at the door . The teacher greeted each child with a friendly ' Hello !' The unions have greeted the decision with delight / anger .Reacting and respondingWelcoming, greeting and greetings [T often passive] If you are greeted by a sight , sound , or smell , you notice it immediately when you arrive somewhere : As we walked into the house , we were greeted by a wonderful smell of baking .Apparent and obviousVisible
(Definition of greet verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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