welcome (one) to (something)

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welcome (one) to (something)

To give one a cordial, friendly greeting to something or some place. The diplomat was at the airport to welcome the foreign dignitaries to the country.
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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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Moustached men in gleaming white suits welcomed us to come sit at their restaurant; Berber water sellers in huge red tasselled hats grinned toothlessly as we passed; sizzling plates of unidentified delicacies whirled past us and always the scents of wood smoke, spices and frying onions pulled us on through the growing crowd.
Branch manager, Jason Fitzgerald, said, 'We are grateful for the support of the community, town administrators and officials, and all who have welcomed us to Kennebunk.
Mrs Laher said: " We are pleased that Sainsbury's welcomed us to the store and created a very successful event that the children enjoyed."
Finally, Genaro and Peter have welcomed us to visit them and their camps in Mexico where the fledgling camp industry is hosting a world-wide gathering--the Seventh International Camping Congress.