Receive meaning

rĭ-sēv
To take or get (something given, offered, sent, etc.); acquire or accept.
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To encounter; experience.

To receive acclaim.

verb
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To take the effect or force of; bear.

All four wheels receive the weight equally.

verb
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To have inflicted on one; undergo; suffer.

To receive a blow.

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To apprehend mentally; get knowledge of or information about; learn.

To receive news.

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To convert incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
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To accept mentally as authentic, valid, etc.
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(sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
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To grant admittance to or greet (visitors or guests)
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(radio, tv) To detect (a radio or TV transmission) and convert it into sounds or images.
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(sports) To catch (a pass, throw, etc.)
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To admit or greet guests or visitors.
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To react to as specified.

A performance that was well received.

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To get, accept, take, or acquire something; be a recipient.
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(radio, tv) To convert incoming electromagnetic waves into sound or light, thus reproducing the sounds or images being transmitted.
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To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, etc.; to accept; to be given something.

She received many presents for her birthday.

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To take possession of.
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To act as a host for guests; to give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, etc.

To receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.

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To suffer from (an injury).

I received a bloody nose from the collision.

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To allow (a custom, tradition, etc.); to give credence or acceptance to.
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(telecommunications) To detect a signal from a transmitter.
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(sports) To be in a position to take possession, or hit back the ball.
  • (tennis, badminton, squash (sport)) To be in a position to hit back a service.
  • (American football) To be in a position to catch a forward pass.
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(intransitive) To accept into the mind; to understand.
verb
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(telecommunications) An operation in which data is received.

Sends and receives.

noun
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Receive is defined as to take, accept, experience or welcome.

An example of receive is getting a letter in the mail.

An example of receive is someone being given a gift.

An example of receive is someone hearing bad news.

An example of receive is someone greeting guests at their house.

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To take in and convert (radio waves, for example) into an electrical signal or into an audio or visual output.
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To acquire or get something; be a recipient.
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To admit or welcome guests or visitors.

The couple are not receiving this winter.

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To partake of the Eucharist.
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(informal) be on the receiving end
  • to be the recipient of a gift, or favor
  • to be the target or victim of an attack
  • to act as the receiver
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be on the receiving end

Origin of receive

  • Middle English receiven from Old North French receivre from Latin recipere re- re- capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English receiven, from Old French receivre, from Latin recipere, past participle receptus (“to take back, get back, regain, recover, take to oneself, admit, accept, receive, take in, assume, allow, etc."), from re- (“back") + capio (“to take"); see capacious. Compare conceive, deceive, perceive. Replaced native Middle English terms in -fon/-fangen (eg. afon, anfon, afangen, underfangen, etc. "to receive" from Old English -fōn), native Middle English thiggen (“to receive") (from Old English þicgan), and non-native Middle English aquilen, enquilen (“to receive") (from Old French aquillir, encueillir).

    From Wiktionary