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  Definition of receive
  1. convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals"
  2. 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"
  3. regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
  4. accept as true or valid; "He received Christ"
  5. bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
  6. partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
  7. express willingness to have in one''s home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
  8. recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
  9. 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"
  10. receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"
  11. get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
  12. have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
  13. experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"
Similar Words: get, find, obtain, incur, welcome, take in, invite, pick up, experience, have, undergo, meet, encounter

 

Hyponyms: take, welcome, absorb, see, assume, induct, hear, respire, labor, labour, suffer, sustain, have, get, horripilate, take in, take up, accept, fence, graduate, inherit

 

Grouped Verbs: get, acquire, catch, accept, take, have

 

Entailments: perceive, comprehend

 

Derivational Morphology: receiver, receiving system, greeter, saluter, welcomer, invitation, sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor, experience, reception, receipt, recipient

 

Anagrams: crevice

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: krijgen and ontvangen  
Finnish: ottaa vastaan and saada   French: recevoir  
German: bekommen and empfangen   Hebrew: לקבל  
Hungarian: kapni   Italian: ricevere  
Japanese: 受け取る   Korean: 받다  
Latin: recipere   Polish: dostać  
Portuguese: receber   Romanian: recepţiona  
Russian: получать   Slovene: prejeti  
Spanish: recibir   Swedish: and mottaga  
 
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