Definition of welcome verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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welcome

verb
/ˈwɛlkəm/
 
 
1 [transitive, intransitive] to say hello to someone in a friendly way when they arrive somewhere welcome (someone)They were at the door to welcome us.a welcoming smile welcome someone to somethingIt is a pleasure to welcome you to our home.2 [transitive] welcome someone 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 somethingI'd welcome any suggestions.I warmly welcome this decision.In general, the changes they had made were to be welcomed.