welcome to

be welcome to (something)

To be expressly or freely permitted to have, use, or do something. You're welcome to the spare bed if you want to spend the night here. They're welcome to change the color if they are that unhappy with it.
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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 to (something or some place)

1. A greeting said to someone upon joining, entering into, or arriving at something or some place. Ah, Mr. Smith—welcome to Denver! How was your flight? Welcome to the team, Sam. Everyone is looking forward to working with you. Welcome to the annual county fair! We hope you have a wonderful time.
2. To give someone a cordial, hospitable greeting to something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "welcome" and "to." The diplomat was at the airport to welcome the foreign dignitaries to the country. Please join me in welcoming Sarah to the company as our new VP of Sales.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
The stranger is always welcome to the children of the Lenape."
And Cecil was welcome to bring whom he would into the neighbourhood.
The young ladies had announced their intention of sitting in the fly until they were allowed speech with their late host; to which he had replied that they were welcome to sit there until doomsday so long as they remained outside his gates.
"Well, you and your wife and your little chit of a daughter are welcome to him so far as we are concerned, aren't they, Flossie?"
The England striker said: 'Welcome to Manchester, Harry' with a picture of the two players together on Twitter.
Places of Welcome is a network of small community organisations which provides an unconditional welcome to local people for at least a few hours each week.
In "Welcome to Writing Workshop: Engaging Today's Students with a Model That Works" Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman warmly welcome you to experience writing workshop for the first time or in a new light with "Welcome to Writing Workshop".
Despite the recent rulings of the greater United Methodist Church, Prince of Peace UMC remains steadfast in its welcome to all.
[USA], Jan 16 (ANI): Dwayne Johnson has extended a warm welcome to Danny Glover, who became the latest member to join the cast of the sequel to 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.
'She is very welcome to participate in the party-list election if she wants too...
According welcome to Nawaz Sharif is our legal and constitutional right', he said this while talking to a private T V channel here Thursday.
Talking to journalists, he said that arrangements had been finalized to accord a warm welcome to Quaid of PML-N and former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif and another senior leader of the party, Marryam Nawaz.
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," the sequel to the 1995 film starring the late Robin Williams, is now out in theaters and critics have a lot to say about it.
The ceremony marked the start of a 25-day long welcome to Newcastle's new and returning students, during which the flags of all 152 countries will be displayed in rotation on 30 flagpoles outside the Civic Centre and around the city.