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English definition of “greet”

greet

verb uk   /ɡriːt/ us  
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. [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.
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