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
“Brands are definitely welcomed and we want them to engage in the community,” she said.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better|jim cooper|September 14, 2020|Digiday
Old Navy says all employees are welcome to apply to serve as poll workers in their communities, but pay coverage is available only for in-store, hourly employees, not employees on the corporate side of the company.Old Navy will pay employees to work at voting polls on Election Day|Rachel King|September 1, 2020|Fortune
So, the person that’s going to enter my life and be able to handle all of that is going to be a really strong person, but I look forward to welcoming whoever that person may be.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
While Kennedy in an interview was mostly eager to discuss her California district, she’s also paying attention to what her technology background would bring to Washington—and why it would matter for Congress to welcome its first female tech founder.Brynne Kennedy could be the first female tech founder to serve in Congress|ehinchliffe|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Its mission is to create a social, safe, and welcoming community where people can have fun being themselves while also taking part in fun sports.Cleveland – The Rock and Roll Capital of the World|LGBTQ-Editor|August 21, 2020|No Straight News
This Congress will welcome more women than ever before at 19 percent of the House and 20 percent of the Senate.
Cocaine busts, tax cheats, and bribe-taking, born-again Christians: Welcome to the political scandals of 2014.
Wherever he travels, Václav Klaus can be assured a welcome reception from likeminded free marketers.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In any case, I welcome the conversation as part of the review of the upcoming slate that we're doing tomorrow.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Welcome to the daily struggle of every face you meet in Cuba.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had been more affected than he would confess by that welcome out on the barren.East Angels|Constance Fenimore Woolson
As soon as Welcome could jerk the pin loose, he whirled and stumped furiously back in the direction of Chub and Penny.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
It is always a good rule not to outstay your welcome, and to go when you have once said good-bye.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 2 [of 2]|Anne Blunt
As they approached the house the children who had been left at home came running out to greet them with joyous shouts of welcome.The Land of Lure|Elliott Smith
I have a hunch that after eating a while in boarding houses a good home-cooked meal must be a welcome change.The Radio Boys at the Sending Station|Allen Chapman
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.