welcome to (do something)(redirected from welcome someone to do)
welcome to (do something)
1. adjective Expressly permitted or encouraged to do something. I just don't think it's possible to get this motor started, but you're welcome to try. Why are you so upset? You said I was welcome to take the car out whenever I wanted!
2. verb To permit or encourage someone to do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "welcome" and "to." If anyone doubts my research, I welcome them to prove me wrong. We would like to welcome everyone and their families to join us for our annual company picnic this weekend.
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welcome someone to something
to greet someone who has come into something or some place. I am very pleased to welcome you to Adamsville! They welcomed us to the party and showed us where to put our coats and hats.
welcome to do something
free to do something; allowed to do something. The audience is welcome to ask questions at the end of the speech. You are welcome to help yourself to anything in the kitchen.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.