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Seven “Nice To Meet You” Synonyms

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“Nice to meet you” is quite the common English phrase. If you’re looking for other ways to express this sentiment, we can help! Here you’ll find “nice to meet you” synonyms.

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It is nice meeting you! We’ll be exploring alternatives you can use in place of “nice to meet you.”
What You Can Say Instead of “Nice To Meet You”

Nice to meet you is an extremely popular English pleasantry used when first meeting someone. If you want to vary your vocabulary, you can use these nice to meet you synonyms:

  • I’m glad to meet you.
  • Lovely to meet you.
  • How wonderful to meet you.
  • It’s a pleasure to meet you.
  • Pleased to make your acquaintance.
  • It’s an honor to meet you.

It’s Nice To Meet You

A key characteristic of fluent English speakers is that they know and use multiple variations of the same phrase.

Take, for example, the phrase nice to meet you. Its use is abundant, and it’s quite versatile in the sense that it can be used in both formal and casual settings.

If you want to avoid sounding repetitive, try using any of the following nice to meet you alternatives below.

“Nice To Meet You” Synonyms

As we already mentioned, nice to meet you is suitable in many different settings. The synonyms below aren’t always as versatile, so we’ll categorize them into formal or casual.

Formal Synonyms of “Nice To Meet You”

1. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Also: It’s a pleasure meeting you.

Consider these synonyms the standard when it comes to meeting people in professional settings.

It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. De La Rosa.

2. Pleased to meet you.

This synonym is slightly more casual but still suitable for professional and formal settings.

I’m Hank. Pleased to meet you.

3. Pleased to make your acquaintance.

This alternative is ideal when you’re meeting colleagues or coworkers, or in other similar situations.

Pleased to make your acquaintance, Holly. I’ll be working in the office next door.

4. It’s an honor to meet you.

Reserve this nice to meet you synonym for when you’re meeting someone of high standing, like your boss, role model, or anyone else you have been eager to meet.

It’s an honor to meet you, Mr. Hawking. I’m your biggest fan.

Casual Synonyms of “Nice To Meet You”

5. How wonderful to meet you.

Consider this the casual equivalent of it’s an honor to meet you. It’s typically used when you have been looking forward to meeting someone.

How wonderful to meet you, Stacy. My son has told me all about you.

6. I’m glad to meet you.

This nice to meet you synonym can be considered a bit more personal.

I’m glad to meet you, Simone. I’ve heard a lot about you.

7. Lovely to meet you.

Lastly, this synonym is also more personal and carries a tone of affection.

Lovely to meet you, Richard. John has told me great things about you.

What about other ways to say “nice to meet you” in writing?

The alternatives above may not work as well in writing, like if you’re writing an email. In that case, you can use nice to e-meet you alternatives, which include:

  • It’s great to get in touch with you.
  • It’s great to connect with you.

Here are some nice to meet you synonyms.
There are many ways to say, “nice to meet you.”

It Was Nice To Meet You

Please note that these synonyms (except for pleased to meet you and I’m glad to meet you) fit in the beginning or end of a conversation, much like nice to meet you. They just require you to keep tense and word choice in mind.

For instance, when you first meet someone, you would say, “It is nice to meet you.” However, if you’re ending the conversation with someone you have just met, you would say, “It was nice to meet you.”

The same changes could be applied to the synonyms above.

  • It is a pleasure to meet you. → It was a pleasure meeting you.
  • Pleased to make your acquaintance. → It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
  • It is an honor to meet you. → It was an honor to meet you.
  • How wonderful to meet you. → It was wonderful meeting you.
  • Lovely to meet you. → It was lovely to meet you.
How To Respond to “Nice To Meet You”

When someone tells you, “It’s nice to meet you,” you can respond by saying, “Thank you. It’s nice meeting you, too.”

Similarly, if someone says, “It was nice to meet you,” you can reply with “It was nice meeting you, too.”

Learning English fluency requires practice and patience. Luckily, LanguageTool—a multilingual writing assistant—can make the process easier by correcting errors and ensuring proper word choice. It can even detect common wording like “it’s nice” in nice to meet you and suggest alternatives like “it’s a pleasure.”

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