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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
welcome (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to greet hospitably and with courtesy or cordiality
2.
to accept with pleasure the occurrence or presence of - welcomes danger
welcome (interjection)
- used to express a greeting to a guest or newcomer upon arrival
welcome (adjective)
1.
received gladly into one's presence or companionship - was always welcome in their home
2.
giving pleasure received with gladness or delight especially in response to a need - a welcome relief
3.
willingly permitted or admitted - he was welcome to come and go W. M. Thackeray
4.
- used in the phrase “You're welcome” as a reply to an expression of thanks
welcome (noun)
1.
a greeting or reception usually upon arrival - a warm welcome
2.
the state of being welcome - overstayed their welcome
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
welcome (adjective)
giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
SYNONIMS:
agreeable, blessed ( blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory ( savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
RELATED WORDS:
alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent ( repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky ( yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic ( tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming ( enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsetting
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome
welcome (noun)
an expression of goodwill upon meeting
SYNONIMS:
greeting, salutation, salute, welcome
RELATED WORDS:
ave, hail; amenities, civilities, pleasantries; regards, respects, wishes
adieu, bon voyage, congé ( congee), farewell, Godspeed, good-bye ( good-by)
welcome (verb)
to receive or accept gladly or readily
SYNONIMS:
drink (in), eat (up), embrace, lap (up)
RELATED WORDS:
adopt, espouse, take up; greet, hail; enjoy, like, prefer; cherry-pick, choose, cull, decide (on), elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, select, single (out), take
NEAR ANTONYMS:
balk (at), decline, pass up, refuse, reject, spurn, throw over, turn down; demur (to), object (to)
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