to extend welcome to somebody

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Hi again,

What is the meaning of "to extend welcome (or hospitality) to somebody" ?

Sentence: "I want to extend the warmest of welcomes to Mr. Brown"
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Extend a welcome has the sense of an action. It is true that "extending a warm welcome" is just talk, but when a warm welcome is extended, it is like a promise that hospitable actions will follow. It implies that people are happy you have come, that they hope to make you comfortable, and so on.
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