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English definition of “welcome”

welcome

adjective
 
 
/ˈwelkəm/
B2 If something is welcome, people are pleased about it and want it to happen: a welcome change Your comments are very welcome. → Opposite unwelcomeLiked, or not liked, by many people
You're welcome. A2 used to be polite to someone who has thanked you: "Thank you." "You're welcome."Polite expressions
make sb (feel) welcome B1 to make a visitor feel happy and comfortable in a place by being kind and friendly to them: They made me very welcome in their home.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings
be welcome to do sth B1 used to tell someone that they can certainly do something, if they want to: Anyone who is interested is welcome to come along.Freedom to actOpportunity
be welcome to sth used to tell someone that they can certainly have something, if they want it, because you do notGiving, providing and supplying
(Definition of welcome adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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