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meet

adjective

Synonym Discussion of meet

fit, suitable, meet, proper, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous mean right with respect to some end, need, use, or circumstance. fit stresses adaptability and sometimes special readiness for use or action.
    • fit for battle
suitable implies an answering to requirements or demands.
    • clothes suitable for camping
meet suggests a just proportioning.
    • meet payment
proper suggests a suitability through essential nature or accordance with custom.
    • proper acknowledgement
appropriate implies eminent or distinctive fitness.
    • an appropriate gift
fitting implies harmony of mood or tone.
    • a fitting end
apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination.
    • apt quotations
happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate.
    • a happy choice of words
felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful.
    • a felicitous phrase

meet

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of meet

  1. a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize a swim meet Synonyms of meet bout, competition, contest, event, match, matchup, game, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourneyWords Related to meet athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic


meet

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of meet

  1. 1 to come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face we never once met another car on that lonely country road Synonyms of meet catch, chance (upon), encounter, happen (upon), stumble (upon) Words Related to meet accost, confront; face, greet, salute; collide (with), crash (into); crisscross, cross, pass; hit (upon), light (upon), tumble (to); reencounter, remeet Phrases bump into, cross paths (with), run across, run into, run upon Near Antonyms of meet avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, evade, shake, shun

  2. 2 to come together into one body or place we'll meet for dinner, with a discussion to follow, next week Synonyms of meet cluster, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, convene, converge, forgather (or foregather), gather, assemble, rendezvousWords Related to meet affiliate, ally, associate, band (together), caucus, club, collaborate, confederate, conjoin, consolidate, consort, cooperate, couple, federate, gang up, join, merge, unite; reassemble, reconvene, regather, remeetNear Antonyms of meet depart, leave, take off; disjoin, dissociate, disuniteAntonyms of meet break up, disband, disperse, split (up)

  3. 3 to come upon unexpectedly or by chance met her future husband at a party Synonyms of meet chance (upon), encounter, find, hit (upon), light (on or upon), happen, pitch (upon), stumble (on or onto), tumble (upon)Words Related to meet luck (out, on, onto, or into); confront, face; discover, strike, turn up

  4. 4 to do what is required by the terms of a financially struggling city trying to meet its loans Synonyms of meet answer, complete, comply (with), fill, keep, fulfill, redeem, satisfyWords Related to meet conclude, consummate, finalize, finish, perfect; accomplish, achieve, bring about, bring off, carry out, effect; commit, compass, discharge, execute, follow through (with), make, performNear Antonyms of meet default (on); disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slightAntonyms of meet breach, break, transgress, violate

  5. 5 to enter into contest or conflict with the up-and-coming boxer will meet the reigning champ for the first time tomorrow Synonyms of meet battle, encounter, face, engage, take onWords Related to meet emulate, rival; contend, fight, opposeNear Antonyms of meet elude, escape, evade; retreat

  6. 6 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value) I'll meet your bet, nay, I'll even raise it Synonyms of meet match, equal, tieWords Related to meet beat, better, eclipse, excel, outdistance, outdo, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; amount (to), approach, touch; approximate, keep up, measure up (to), parallel, rival, stack up (against or with)

  7. 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 Synonyms of meet abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, bear, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Words Related to meet allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of meet decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  8. 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 Synonyms of meet ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, pay, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), standAntonyms of meet repudiate


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