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English verb: greet

1. greet (communication) express greetings upon meeting someone

Synonymsrecognise, recognize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)accost, address, come up to

Narrower (hyponym)bid, bob, curtsy, hail, herald, present, receive, salute, salute, salute, say farewell, shake hands, welcome, wish

2. greet (communication) send greetings to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)compliment

3. greet (cognition) react to in a certain way

SamplesThe President was greeted with catcalls.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)react, respond

4. greet (perception) be perceived by

SamplesLoud music greeted him when he entered the apartment.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

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