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If you go to the airport to say goodbye to a friend who's leaving, what do you call that action? see off or send off?

For example,

I went to the airport to send/see Amy off this morning.

Thanks in advance!
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see off.
CJ
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Thanks. one more question. Do you still call it a see-off if you leave before the flight takes off because you got an emergency call from work? Do you have to complete the action, literally seeing the flight takes off, to call it a see-off or else it would be an attempted see-off? Emotion: smile

Which of the following is better?

I went to the airport with Mary to see her off this morning but had to leave before she boarded when I got a emergency call from my boss.

I went to the arport with Mary to try to see her off this morning but had to leave before she boarded when I got a emergency call from my boss.

Thanks!
2nd is strange
Yes. Definitely strange. Use the first one. I don't think to try can ever logically be used as an infinitive of purpose.
I got in the car to try to drive to the mall. ???!!!
Sally picked up the knife to try to cut the celery. ???!!!
The jogger stopped to try to pick up a dime. ???!!!

Just because you state the purpose of an action doesn't mean you've stated that the action was successful.
Emotion: smile
CJ
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It sounded strange to me too when I wrote it but couldn't figure out why. Thanks MH and CJ.
Then, when would you use 'send off'?