What is another word for Encountered?

260 synonyms found


[ ɛnkˈa͡ʊntəd], [ ɛnkˈa‍ʊntəd], [ ɛ_n_k_ˈaʊ_n_t_ə_d]

Encountered can be replaced with words such as faced, experienced, met, confronted, stumbled upon, chanced upon, came across, ran into, happened upon, and bumped into. Each synonym showcases a different level of preparedness or awareness, with some implying a surprise or unexpected occurrence. Faced and confronted both suggest a more intentional meeting, while stumbled upon, chanced upon, and happened upon indicate a more chance encounter. Overall, using different synonyms allows for more variety and nuance in describing a meeting or interaction, and can add depth and specificity to writing.

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How to use "Encountered" in context?

Lynn has a therapist's appointment in a few minutes and she's feeling a little anxious. She opens her Facebook account and clicks on the "Meet New Friends" button on the right side of her homepage. She types "therapy" into the search bar and clicks on one of the connections that pops up. She adds "Lynn" to her friend list and clicks "Join Conversation."

It's a little strange talking to a stranger about her feelings, but Lynn enjoys the conversation. She learns that her new friend has gone through the same thing as her, and they set up a time to meet for coffee.

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