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To welcome or greet, and to say hello - thesaurus

Synonyms

shout out

to say something suddenly in a very loud voice

shout-out

noun

informal a greeting, especially when someone on the radio sends the greeting to someone who might be listening

welcome

verb

to greet someone in a polite and friendly way when they have come to see you or to help you

greet

verb

to behave in a polite or friendly way towards someone when you meet them

meet

verb

to be waiting for someone when they arrive somewhere

see in

to welcome a visitor to a building and take them to where they want to go

receive

verb

to formally welcome a visitor

present

verb

formal to express something such as greetings to someone

acknowledge

verb

to show that you have seen someone or that you recognize them, for example by smiling or speaking to them

welcome/receive someone with open arms

to be very happy to see someone or to let them stay with you

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More synonyms

give/send your love to someone

used for asking someone to give your greetings to someone else

greeting

noun

something polite or friendly that you say or do when you meet someone

pay your respects (to someone)

to visit someone, or to send them a greeting

salutation

noun

formal a word or phrase that is used for saying hello to someone

salute

verb

to welcome someone, or to say hello to someone

welcome

noun

an act of welcoming or greeting someone

welcome

interjection

used for welcoming someone to a place

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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