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meet

verb

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1 to come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face
  • we never once met another car on that lonely country road

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2 to come together into one body or place
  • we'll meet for dinner, with a discussion to follow, next week

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3 to come upon unexpectedly or by chance
  • met her future husband at a party

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4 to do what is required by the terms of
  • a financially struggling city trying to meet its loans

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5 to enter into contest or conflict with
  • the up-and-coming boxer will meet the reigning champ for the first time tomorrow

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6 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value)
  • I'll meet your bet, nay, I'll even raise it

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7 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • trying to meet the challenge of going to college while working at a full-time job

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8 to give what is owed for
  • I paid a portion of the long-distance bill to keep my carrier from cutting off service until I can meet the remainder of the charges

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meet

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Frequently Asked Questions About meet

How does the adjective meet differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of meet are appropriate, apt, felicitous, fitting, fit, happy, proper, and suitable. While all these words mean "right with respect to some end, need, use, or circumstance," meet suggests a just proportioning.

meet payment

When can appropriate be used instead of meet?

Although the words appropriate and meet have much in common, appropriate implies eminent or distinctive fitness.

an appropriate gift

Where would apt be a reasonable alternative to meet?

The synonyms apt and meet are sometimes interchangeable, but apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination.

apt quotations

When might felicitous be a better fit than meet?

The meanings of felicitous and meet largely overlap; however, felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful.

a felicitous phrase

When would fit be a good substitute for meet?

While in some cases nearly identical to meet, fit stresses adaptability and sometimes special readiness for use or action.

fit for battle

When could fitting be used to replace meet?

In some situations, the words fitting and meet are roughly equivalent. However, fitting implies harmony of mood or tone.

a fitting end

When is happy a more appropriate choice than meet?

While the synonyms happy and meet are close in meaning, happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate.

a happy choice of words

In what contexts can proper take the place of meet?

The words proper and meet can be used in similar contexts, but proper suggests a suitability through essential nature or accordance with custom.

proper acknowledgement

When is it sensible to use suitable instead of meet?

The words suitable and meet are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, suitable implies an answering to requirements or demands.

clothes suitable for camping

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The first known use of meet was before the 12th century

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“Meet.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/meet. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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