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    word meaning

    When I am writing an essay, I usually feel difficult to find the words to express what I want to say. Of course, I can find the words in the dictionary of my own language. However, using dictionaries are often not the efficient way because they do not tell me the exact words for the context.
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    English forums can help but it is usually take time to get the aswear.
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    Anyone tell me some sites where I can chat and get the answear immediately.
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    By the way, can you give me the opposite word of ''see off'' in the blank as belows:
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    I went to the airport to see my daughter off yesterday
    I will go to the airport to ...her next month


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    Re: word meaning

    The opposite word for 'see-off' is 'receive'.

    So, the sentence will read as:

    I will go to the airport to receive her next month.


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    Re: word meaning

    By the way, can you give me the opposite word of ''see off'' in the blank as belows:
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    I went to the airport to see my daughter off yesterday
    I will go to the airport to ...her next month

    You see off someone from an airport; you meet them at an airport.


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    Re: word meaning

    The blank can be filled with different words, such as:

    1. I will go to the airport to receive her next month.

    2. I will go to the airport to greet her next month.

    3. I will go to the airport to welcome her back next month.

    4. I will go to the airport to meet her on returning home next month.

    5. I will go to the airport to see her coming back next month.

    6. I will go to the airport to meet her upon arrival next month.

    and so on ....


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    Re: word meaning

    It s not correct to say "I went to the airport to receive her". Receive is not used in this way

    I received a parcel = took in a parcel
    The hostess received her guests = formally welcomed her guests

    You meet someone, welcome someone, collect someone or even rendez-vous with someone at the airport.

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