receive [v1] accept delivery of something accept, acquire, admit, apprehend, appropriate, arrogate, assume, be given, be informed, be in receipt of, be told, catch, collect, come by, come into, cop*, corral*, derive, draw, earn, gain, gather, get, get from, get hands on*, get hold of*, grab, hear, hold, inherit, latch on to*, make, obtain, perceive, pick up, pocket*, procure, pull, pull down*, reap, redeem, secure, seize, snag*, take, take in, take possession, win; concept 124 —Ant. deliver, donate, give, offer receive [v2] endure, sustain bear, be subjected to, encounter, experience, go through, meet with, suffer, undergo; concept 23 receive [v3] take in guest or member accept, accommodate, admit, allow entrance, bring in, entertain, greet, host, induct, initiate, install, introduce, invite, let in, let through, make comfortable, make welcome, meet, permit, roll out red carpet*, shake hands*, show in, take in, usher in, welcome; concepts 50,83,88,140 —Ant. turn away

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  • Receive — Re*ceive (r[ e]*s[=e]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Received} (r[ e]*s[=e]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Receiving}.] [OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref. re re + capere to take, seize. See {Capable}, {Heave}, and cf. {Receipt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • receive — I (acquire) verb accept, accipere, assume, be given, capere, catch, collect, come by, derive, draw, earn, gain, gather, get, inherit, make, obtain, pick up, pocket, procure, realize, reap, secure, seize, take, take in, take possession, win… …   Law dictionary

  • Receive — Re*ceive (r[ e]*s[=e]v ), v. i. 1. To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays. [1913 Webster] 2. (Lawn Tennis) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • receive —   [engl.], empfangen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • receive — (v.) c.1300, from O.N.Fr. receivre (O.Fr. recoivre), from L. recipere regain, take back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + cipere, comb. form of capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Radio and (later) television sense is attested from 19 …   Etymology dictionary

  • receive — re|ceive W1S1 [rıˈsi:v] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be given something)¦ 2¦(be sent something)¦ 3¦(treatment)¦ 4¦(reaction to something)¦ 5 be on/at the receiving end (of something) 6 receive an injury/blow 7¦(people)¦ 8¦(by radio)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • receive — /ri seev /, v., received, receiving. v.t. 1. to take into one s possession (something offered or delivered): to receive many gifts. 2. to have (something) bestowed, conferred, etc.: to receive an honorary degree. 3. to have delivered or brought… …   Universalium

  • receive — v. 1) to receive smb. coldly, coolly; favorably; warmly 2) (d; tr.) to receive as (the astronauts were received as conquering heroes) 3) (D; tr.) to receive from (he received a letter from her) 4) (d; tr.) to receive into (to receive smb. into a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • receive — verb 1 get/accept sth ADVERB ▪ regularly ▪ automatically ▪ You will automatically receive updates by text message. ▪ currently ▪ They currently receive subsidies from the gov …   Collocations dictionary

  • receive — 01. Harry s mother gave him an admiring look as he walked up to the stage to [receive] his award. 02. The wedding will be held at 3:00, and the [reception] will start at 5:00 at a nearby restaurant. 03. I ve kept the [receipt] for the clothes I… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • receive — re|ceive [ rı siv ] verb *** ▸ 1 get something given to you ▸ 2 have treatment etc. ▸ 3 react in particular way ▸ 4 formally welcome someone ▸ 5 get electronic signal ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive FORMAL to get something that someone gives or sends …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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