- 1[transitive, intransitive] to say hello to someone in a friendly way when they arrive somewhere welcome (somebody) They were at the door to welcome us. a welcoming smile welcome somebody to something It is a pleasure to welcome you to our home.
- 2[transitive] welcome somebody to be pleased that someone has come or has joined an organization, activity, etc. They welcomed the new volunteers with open arms (= with enthusiasm).
- 3[transitive] welcome something to be pleased to receive or accept something I'd welcome any suggestions. Iwarmly welcome this decision. In general, the changes they had made were to be welcomed.
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NAmE//ˈwɛlkəm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they welcome
he / she / it welcomes
past simple welcomed
-ing form welcoming