One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Receive and treat someone hospitably.
- ‘If emigrants from other countries choose to come to Ireland, we should make them welcome.’
- ‘Mike, when called upon, made us welcome and led us the easy passage through.’
- ‘I think I played a good game and the supporters made me welcome.’
- ‘The staff were very pleasant and made us welcome.’
- ‘He made us welcome, gave his views on the North and took questions.’
- ‘She stayed in my house for a long time when she first arrived and I thought I had made her welcome, but she obviously did not think so.’
- ‘We are open for business Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5pm and if you would like to call in the team there will be more than delighted to make you welcome.’
- ‘I went down and other players came in and made me welcome.’
- ‘If anyone wants to play a more regular part in the daily life of the centre and help muck-out or groom their adopted animal, they will be made welcome.’
- ‘It will be Geoff's first time blogging, so please make him welcome.’
- ‘I was a bit nervous at first but everyone has been very nice and made me welcome.’
- ‘Businesses will leave and go to other cities or towns where they will be made welcome.’
- ‘He believes congress should now jump at the chance to make them welcome and enrich the trade union movement.’
- ‘The Bolton fans have made me welcome and are always chanting my name.’
- ‘I started my career in the town back in the 1970s and from the outset the public have always made me welcome.’
- ‘We always made him welcome and he always wanted to know when we were playing at home.’
- ‘Jimmy's outgoing, jovial and sincere nature made him welcome in whatever company he found himself.’
- ‘There's no doubt that there are some very professional clubs in this league and they are looking forward to playing us and making us welcome.’
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