smile at

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smile at (one)

1. Literally, to look at (one) and smile. The new girl smiled at me, and my heart skipped a beat. I always try to smile at people whenever I'm out and about.
2. To bestow great fortune, happiness, or beneficence upon one. I've been very fortunate in how much life has smiled at me in recent years. I truly believe that God is smiling at our efforts, and it gives me the strength to carry on.
See also: smile

smile at someone

to make a smiling face at someone. I love the way you smile at me. I am glad you smile at me occasionally.
See also: smile
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In the control condition the experimenter did not make eye contact with or smile at the waiting shopper.
Now the team is hoping to show the value of a dazzling smile at our Lavish & Luxe event at Wynyard Hall.
Workers at Keihin Electric Express Railway receive a print out of their daily smiles, which they are expected to keep with them throughout the day to inspire them to smile at all times.
But if she were to smile at me like that I would be looking for the knife in her hand and watching my back.
In a first-person point of view, a young girl relates how she lost her smile at school.
When you smile at someone, it has an immediate uplifting effect on that person.