verb (used with object), wel·comed, wel·com·ing.
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Idioms for welcome
Origin of welcome
historical usage of welcome
But the phrase “You're welcome" has always existed alongside a host of other possible responses to a thank-you, ranging from a casual “Sure” or “Any time” to more elaborate expressions like “You're quite welcome” or “My pleasure; I'm happy to help.” There is even a reciprocal thank-you: Thank you for coming to my party. Thank you for inviting me. Toward the end of the 20th century, especially among younger people and in very informal situations, it became popular to respond with a breezy “No problem”— a phrase that, though well received in some situations, can come across as flippant and dismissive of the other person's expression of gratitude. Many different forms of expression can be appropriate for acknowledging thanks for a favor or service in different circumstances; but among the varied expressions, the one that is always gracious remains the classic “You're welcome.”
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Example sentences from the Web for welcome
With growing momentum to isolate Israel internationally, talks for the sake of talks are an unwelcomed distraction.
Arabs are seen as unwanted, unwelcomed, expendable and a demographic threat.
“We feel visible and invisible, powerful and powerless, loved and despised, welcomed and unwelcomed,” Hinojosa says.
Very little of this life is enjoyed without the unwelcomed flies that spoil the precious ointment.The Harris-Ingram Experiment|Charles E. Bolton
It thrusts itself, uninvited and unwelcomed, into religious and social assemblies and legislative councils.
Natives break the loneliness of an isolated life by not unwelcomed visits.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
He returned from his fourth voyage sick unto death, unnoticed, unhonored, unwelcomed.The True Story of Christopher Columbus|Elbridge S. Brooks
God pity the desolate little ones who come into the world unwelcomed, and grow up in loveless homes!Old Times in Dixie Land|Caroline E. Merrick
British Dictionary definitions for welcome
Derived forms of welcomewelcomely, adverbwelcomeness, nounwelcomer, noun
Word Origin for welcome
Idioms and Phrases with welcome
see warm welcome; wear out one's welcome; you're welcome.