bid adieu

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

bid adieu (third-person singular simple present bids adieu, present participle bidding adieu, simple past bade adieu, past participle bidden adieu)

  1. (transitive) To say goodbye to, to bid farewell.
    Ladies, gentlemen, I bid you adieu.

Usage notes[edit]

Also used with plural, as bid adieus or bid adieux, especially “bid one’s adieus” (say one’s goodbyes, share parting words).