v. 欢迎; 迎接; 欣然接受
adj. 受欢迎的，令人愉快的; 可随意…的; 尽管…好了
n. 欢迎，接待; 对待，接受
If you welcome someone, you greet them in a friendly way when they arrive somewhere.
Several people came by to welcome me...
She was there to welcome him home from war...
You use welcome in expressions such as welcome home ,welcome to London, and welcome back when you are greeting someone who has just arrived somewhere.
Welcome to Washington...
Welcome back, Deborah—It's good to have you here.
If you welcome an action, decision, or situation, you approve of it and are pleased that it has occurred.
She welcomed this move but said that overall the changes didn't go far enough...
In Germany, the move was welcomed by the Bundesbank president.
If you describe something as welcome, you mean that people wanted it and are happy that it has occurred.
This was certainly a welcome change of fortune...
The new 25 metre pool for more serious swimmers is a welcome addition...
If you say that you welcome certain people or actions, you are inviting and encouraging people to do something, for example to come to a particular place.
We welcome you to join us on a special tour which explores this unique Australian attraction...
We would welcome your views about the survey.
If you say that someone is welcome in a particular place, you are encouraging them to go there by telling them that they will be liked and accepted.
New members are always welcome...
I told him he wasn't welcome in my home.
If you tell someone that they are welcome to do something, you are encouraging them to do it by telling them that they are allowed to do it.
You are welcome to visit the hospital at any time.
...a conservatory which guests are welcome to use.
If you say that someone is welcome to something, you mean that you do not want it yourself because you do not like it and you are very willing for them to have it.
If women want to take on the business world they are welcome to it as far as I'm concerned.
If you make someone welcome or make them feel welcome, you make them feel happy and accepted in a new place.
If you say that someone outstays their welcome or overstays their welcome, you mean that they stay somewhere longer than they are wanted or expected to.
After the kindness that had been shown to him, he didn't want to outstay his welcome.
You say 'You're welcome' to someone who has thanked you for something in order to acknowledge their thanks in a polite way.
'Thank you for the information.' — 'You're welcome.'
1. the state of being welcome;
2. a greeting or reception;
1. accept gladly;
2. bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
3. receive someone, as into one's house
1. giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted;
address, greet, salute, hail, welcome
make someone welcome
outstay (或 overstay) one's welcome
you are welcome
wear out (one's) welcome
He preceded his speech with welcome to the guests.
This is a most welcome opportunity.
We accorded him a hearty welcome.
I like to bring my friends home to a warm welcome from my family.
You are welcome to put forward your views.