meet, meet with

meet, meet with
In the sense of "to come into the company of," meet and meet with have different meanings: "The mayor wishes to meet the new members of the council." "The mayor wishes to meet with the new members of the council." In the first sentence, meet means "to make the acquaintance of; in the second,"to join the company of." Both meet and meet with can mean "to come across," "to encounter": "I rarely meet her on the street since her illness." "My plan will meet with considerable opposition." Meet with (not meet) is used in the sense of "to suffer," "to undergo," and "to experience": "Betty met with a serious accident."

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