Does "I want to bid farewell to you" imply the giving of a farewell party? Or can we say it in another way?

  • First need to know the real meaning of farewell,how to arrange the farewell party and it is very important to abid in it..... – user41775 Apr 3 '13 at 16:19

No, bidding farewell means saying goodbye, it does not mean giving farewell party. If you want to tell a person that you would like to give him/her a farewell party then i think you should say "I would like to throw a farewell party in your honor" or "We have arranged a farewell party in your honor".


Bidding farewell means literally saying goodbye. Throwing a farewell party means gathering friends and giving someone a warm send off.

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    Bidding farewell does not literally mean saying goodbye. There are various circumstances where goodbye is not interchangeable with farewell. – Matt E. Эллен Jan 4 '12 at 8:47
  • Therefore, party = 'warm send off'; no party = cold shrug. – Kris Jan 4 '12 at 8:48
  • ... and various circumstances where bid is not interchangable with say :) – slim Jan 4 '12 at 14:47

No, it does not convey an 'internal meaning of giving a farewell party'. You could bid farewell merely by waving your hand, for example.

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