send/see somebody off

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Senior Member
Malaysia English
Where I live, we always say that we send somebody off at the airport.

I have read that it should be 'see somebody off ...'

Which expression should I use?

Thanks in advance.
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    American English
    If we're accompanying them and air-kissing and waving goodbye, then I would say that we see somebody off.

    If we're actively participating in their leaving, such as escorting them onto the plane and making sure they're belted in properly, we might send them off -- or more likely, give them a good send-off (usually a party).
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