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verb [transitive] welcome pronunciation in American English /ˈwelkəm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywelcome
he/she/itwelcomes
present participlewelcoming
past tensewelcomed
past participlewelcomed
  1. 2
    to say that you approve of something that has happened or that you are pleased about it

    They welcomed the new proposals.

    The move has been welcomed by environmentalists.

    The announcement will be widely welcomed (=welcomed by many people).

    welcome something as something:

    The president welcomed the accord as a step toward political stability.

  2. 3
    to say that you are pleased to accept or consider something such as an opportunity or a question

    We welcome suggestions from our readers.

    The faculty welcomes prospective students wishing to visit departments.

  3. 4
    to celebrate an event

    Fireworks welcomed the New Year in Moscow’s Red Square.

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