Meet vs Meet With
Meet is a verb that signifies a chance or planned encounter with someone. It is also used to describe an event where different people come together and meet. However, there is confusion regarding whether to use “meet” or “meet with” when talking about meeting someone. This article examines the two alternatives and provides a clear answer.
- Meet with expresses more formality than simply meet.
- Meet with is also a meeting that is prearranged.
- I will meet with my lawyer or my doctor signifies a formal meeting and also the fact that the meeting will last for a long time, whereas using “meet” alone implies a more casual meeting.
It is possible and correct to use “meet with” instead of “meet” in many situations. If you say, “I will meet my lawyer,” it simply reflects that you will have a meeting with your lawyer in the near future. On the other hand, you can also say, “I will meet with my lawyer.” This also indicates a meeting with your lawyer in the near future, but it is a more formal way of saying things. In British English, “meet with” is slowly losing its importance, and more people prefer using “meet” alone instead of “meet with.” However, in American English, “meet with” continues to be used and can be said to be flourishing.