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welcoming

adjective
     
wel‧com‧ing
1 someone who is welcoming is friendly when you arrive in a place:
Everyone was very welcoming.
Stephanie was standing at the door with a welcoming smile.
2 a welcoming place is pleasant and makes you feel relaxed:
a restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere
3 [only before noun] done or organized in order to welcome someone to a place
welcoming committee/party
I was met by a welcoming committee.
a welcoming speech

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