receive

[re┬Ěceive]

Receive means to get or accept. On your birthday you might receive many presents. If you have a huge formal party that night, you'll stand in a "receiving line," where you'll greet or receive your guests.

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To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.

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convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals"

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receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

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regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"

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accept as true or valid; "He received Christ"

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bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

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partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

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express willingness to have in one''s home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"

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recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"

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of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"

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receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"

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get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"

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have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"

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experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"


v. t.
To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.

v. t.
Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.

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To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.

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To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.

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To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.

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To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.

v. t.
To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.

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To bat back (the ball) when served.

v. i.
To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.

v. i.
To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.


Receive

Re*ceive" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Received ; p. pr. & vb. n. Receiving.] [OF. receiver, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref. re- re- + capere to take, seize. See See Capable, Heave, and cf. Receipt, Reception, Recipe.] 1. To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.
Receyven all in gree that God us sent.
2. Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.
Our hearts receive your warnings.
The idea of solidity we receives by our touch.
3. To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.
Many other things there be which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots.
4. To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
They kindled a fire, and received us every one.
5. To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity fro; to be able to take in.
The brazen altar that was before the Lord was too little to receive the burnt offerings.
6. To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.
Against his will he can receive no harm.
7. To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen. 8. (Lawn Tennis) To bat back (the ball) when served. Receiving ship, one on board of which newly recruited sailors are received, and kept till drafted for service. Syn. -- To accept; take; allow; hold; retain; admit. -- Receive, Accept. To receive describes simply the act of taking. To accept denotes the taking with approval, or for the purposes for which a thing is offered. Thus, we receive a letter when it comes to hand; we receive news when it reaches us; we accept a present when it is offered; we accept an invitation to dine with a friend.
Who, if we knew What we receive, would either not accept Life offered, or soon beg to lay it down.

Receive

Re*ceive" , v. i. 1. To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays. 2. (Lawn Tennis) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.

To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.

To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.

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Usage Examples

But communication is two-sided - vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it... demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated.

Every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education.

All school districts receive funds from the federal government, through the Department of Education, to support anti-drug education efforts.

Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord.

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.

God gave us faculties for our use each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Government workers often get a bad rap, but it's rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.

Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants, not student loans, and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports.

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.

I am able to really enjoy the positive attention I receive.

I know children regress after vaccination because it happened to my own son. Why aren't there any tests out there on the safety of how vaccines are administered in the real world, six at a time? Why have only two of the 36 shots our kids receive been looked at for their relationship to autism?

As a theoretical physicist, I feel at once proud and humble at the thought of the illustrious figures that have preceded me here to receive the greatest of all honors in science, the Nobel prize.

I meant that the Chinese people are not aware of their own entrapment. They believe they live in a free society, but don't realize how much they are being monitored and controlled, how much the information they receive is restricted and warped, until they step out of line, that is, and feel the heavy hand of the state fall on them.

I really had no great love for shoes. I was a working First Lady I was always in canvas shoes. I did nurture the shoes industry of the Philippines, and so every time there was a shoe fair, I would receive a pair of shoes as a token of gratitude.

Along with that ongoing process Sinn Fein took a decision to establish a peace commission which had the responsibility to travel around the country to receive submissions from the general public, also our opponents.

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