encounter - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/ɪnˈkaʊntə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyencounter
he/she/itencounters
present participleencountering
past tenseencountered
past participleencountered
  1. 2
    formal to meet someone or to see something for the first time

    the most critical person I had ever encountered