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Adjective: welcoming  wel-ku-ming
  1. Very cordial
    "a welcoming smile"
Verb: welcome  wel-kum
  1. Accept gladly
    "I welcome your proposals"
     
  2. Bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
    - receive
     
  3. Receive someone, as into one's house

See also: hospitable

Type of: accept, greet, have, invite, receive, recognise [Brit], recognize, take, take in

Antonym: say farewell

Encyclopedia: Welcome, Reverend!