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
Either way, Covax is now in business, and its multilateral, cooperative approach comes as a welcome counterpoint to the vaccine nationalism we’ve seen in other quarters.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.|Sigal Samuel|November 20, 2020|Vox
These art thefts were neither authorized by the IRA nor welcomed.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
As with the pork blade steak, the chicken liver, sprinkled with airy sea salt, is a welcome carry-over from Emilie’s.At Moon Rabbit, chef Kevin Tien lures fans to the Wharf|Tom Sietsema|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
That’s particularly true of discount retailers, which have been able to please customers with a “treasure-hunting” experience along with lower prices that are welcome in a shaky economy.
The Warriors are welcoming back Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson from injury, and they have a clear hole at center and a need for frontcourt depth.On quiet night for NBA draft lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No. 1 to Timberwolves|Ben Golliver, Des Bieler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The congregation was warm, friendly, and welcoming—traits, he says, he later came to believe they used to coax members in.
However, welcoming refugees is an expensive and potentially risky proposition for European countries.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That the Baltic free air and Riga's welcoming vibe could make her colleagues "too relaxed."
Amanda came home to largely welcoming American arms, her case held up as an example of hostility to Americans abroad.
The Himalayan kingdom started welcoming visitors nearly 40 years ago.
Intellectual enthusiasm alone animated her in welcoming an intellectual union with a noble mind.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
She was more like a girl welcoming her lover than a queen awaiting the arrival of a servant.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
A dozen warriors swarmed forward to greet us, welcoming me with exaggerated courtesy.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
The welcoming cry from Sssuri brought his attention back to his companion as the merman broke into a wild run.Star Born|Andre Norton
Outside, the night was soft and welcoming, unreal after the light and color, an enchanted wilderness of moonlight splendor.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
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.