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English definition of “greet”

greet

verb [T]
 
 
/ɡriːt/
WELCOME B1 to welcome someone: He greeted me at the door.Welcoming, greeting and greetings
REACT to react to something in a particular way: [often passive] His story was greeted with shrieks of laughter.Reacting and responding
(Definition of greet from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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