greet

greet(
grit
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to say hello to)
a. saludar
People here always greet you when you pass them on the street.La gente aquí siempre te saluda cuando te cruzas con ella por la calle.
2. (to welcome)
a. dar la bienvenida a
They opened the door and greeted us with a smile.Abrieron la puerta y nos dieron la bienvenida con una sonrisa.
b. recibir
My family always greets me with hugs and kisses when I return from work.Mi familia siempre me recibe con abrazos y besos cuando vuelvo del trabajo.
3. (to react to)
a. recibir
They didn't greet the idea with much enthusiasm.No recibieron la idea con mucho entusiasmo.
b. acoger
The proposal was greeted with fierce opposition.La propuesta fue acogida con una feroz oposición.
4. (to appear to)
a. aguardar
A sorry sight greeted us when we arrived at the house. We had been robbed.Nos aguardaba un espectáculo lamentable cuando llegamos a casa. Nos habían robado.
b. recibir
The paratroopers were greeted by a hail of artillery fire.Los paracaidistas fueron recibidos con una lluvia de fuego de artillería.
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greet
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (say hello to)
a. saludar
2. (welcome; person, idea)
a. recibir, acoger
greet [ɡriːt]
transitive verb
(gen) saludar; (welcome) recibir; [+sight, smell etc] [+sb, sb's eyes] presentarse a
the statement was greeted with laughter la declaración fue recibida entre risas; this was greeted with relief by everybody todos recibieron la noticia con gran alivio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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