welcomeverb [T]uk us /ˈwel.kəm/
welcome verb [T] (ENCOURAGE)
- We welcome the government's affirmation of its intention to act.
- The peace initiative was welcomed by both sides.
- They said they welcomed the trial as a chance to vindicate themselves.
- This move towards improving childcare facilities has been widely welcomed.
- He welcomes the opportunity to put forward his side of the story.
welcome verb [T] (MEET)
welcomeadjectiveuk us /ˈwel.kəm/
welcome adjective (MEETING)
- She would never feel welcome in this city with its cold, unsmiling inhabitants.
- His phone call was a welcome intrusion into an otherwise tedious morning.
- The publicity generated by the court case has given a welcome boost to our sales.
- After a hard day at the office, a hot bath is a welcome restorative.
- The arrival of the fresh medical supplies was a welcome sight for the beleaguered doctors working in the refugee camps.
welcome adjective (PLEASED)
welcomenounuk us /ˈwel.kəm/
welcome noun (MEETING)
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