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English definition of “welcome”

welcome

verb [T] (MEET)    /ˈwel.kəm/
B1 to meet and speak to someone in a friendly way when they come to the place where you are: The visitors to the College were warmly welcomed by the Warden. Browning stood at the door, welcoming newcomers with a large smile and a pat on the arm. Please welcome (= please clap for) our guest of honour, George Taylor.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings
(Definition of welcome verb (MEET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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