big, enthusiastic, friendly, hearty (esp. AmE), great, rapturous (esp. BrE), rousing, special, tumultuous (esp. BrE), warm

The audience gave the band a rousing welcome.

broad (esp. BrE)

The proposals have been given a broad welcome by green campaigners.

cautious, guarded, qualified (all esp. BrE)

She got a hero's welcome on her return from the Olympics.

get, receive
extend, give sb
outstay, overstay

Sensing that he had outstayed his welcome, he quickly left.

await sb (BrE)

A warm welcome awaits you at this family-run hotel.

in welcome

She held out her arms in welcome.

welcome from

The proposal received a warm welcome from the committee.

welcome to

A big welcome to our special guest, James Greenan.

They received a friendly welcome to their new home.

words of welcome

Thank you for those words of welcome.

1 greet sb/be pleased sb has come
heartily, warmly

If you visit our town you will be warmly welcomed.

gladly (esp. AmE)
formally (esp. BrE), officially

The whole family turned out to welcome him back.

be delighted to, be pleased to
prepare to, wait to

The school is preparing to welcome the new intake of students.


He welcomed us into the club.


We are delighted to welcome you to our company.

look forward to welcoming sb, welcome sb with open arms

They welcomed the new volunteers with open arms (= with enthusiasm).

2 be pleased about sth and support it
enthusiastically, especially, greatly, particularly, really, warmly

Many companies have warmly welcomed these changes in legislation.

positively (esp. BrE)

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

broadly (esp. BrE)

Economists cautiously welcomed the president's initiative.

be generally welcomed, be universally welcomed, be widely welcomed (all esp. BrE)

The proposals have been widely welcomed.

Welcome is used with these nouns as the object: ↑announcement, ↑arrival, ↑assistance, ↑challenge, ↑chance, ↑comment, ↑criticism, ↑enquiry, ↑feedback, ↑guest, ↑help, ↑idea, ↑immigrant, ↑initiative, ↑input, ↑move, ↑news, ↑proposal, ↑prospect, ↑reduction, ↑reform, ↑return, ↑revolution, ↑submission, ↑suggestion, ↑visitor
be, feel
make sb

They made us very welcome in their home.


The 1% rate cut is extremely welcome.

especially, extremely, more than, most, particularly

You would be a most welcome guest.

perfectly, quite

You are perfectly welcome to stay here, if you don't mind the mess.

not entirely

He made it plain that Holman's interest in his business affairs was not entirely welcome.


Visitors are always welcome.


New members are welcome to the club.

Welcome is used with these nouns: ↑addition, ↑antidote, ↑bonus, ↑boost, ↑break, ↑change, ↑contrast, ↑departure, ↑development, ↑distraction, ↑diversion, ↑escape, ↑guest, ↑improvement, ↑initiative, ↑innovation, ↑news, ↑opportunity, ↑refuge, ↑release, ↑relief, ↑reminder, ↑reprieve, ↑respite, ↑return, ↑shade, ↑sight, ↑sign, ↑step, ↑touch, ↑trend, ↑visitor

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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