Synonyms of 'greet'
1 saluteDictionary, hail, nod to
He greeted us with a smile.
2 welcomeDictionary, meet, receive
She was waiting at the door to greet her guests.
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If someone accosts another person, especially a stranger, they stop them or go up to them and speak to them in a way that seems rude or threatening.
I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
If you address someone or address a remark to them, you say something to them.
The two ministers did not address each other directly.
Thesaurus for greet from the Collins English Thesaurus
When you greet someone, you say 'Hello' or shake hands with them.