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    meet

    Hello,

    could you please tell me whether the expression "meet" could also mean "encounter something"?

    E.g.:
    I meet such values at every factory without exception.

    Does "meet" mean "encounter" or "fulfil, follow, adhere to" here?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    #2

    passive

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    I think you've already correctly identified the problem that arises if you use meet instead of encounter in that sentence.
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    But I'd say if you used meet in the passive form, there would be no question that the intended meaning is encounter:
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    I am met by such values at every factory without exception.
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