receive

  • 1 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

  • 2 receive — receive, accept, admit, take can all mean to permit to come into one s possession, presence, group, mind, or substance. They are seldom interchangeable except within a narrow range and, even then, rarely without modification of the thought… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 receive — [ri sēv′] vt. received, receiving [ME receiven < Anglo Fr receivre < OFr < L recipere < re , back + capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to take or get (something given, offered, sent, etc.); acquire or accept 2. to encounter; experience [to …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 receive —   [engl.], empfangen …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 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

  • 9 receive — is a key word supporting the rule of spelling ‘i before e except after c’. See i before e …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 receive — ► VERB 1) be given, presented with, or paid. 2) accept or take delivery of. 3) chiefly Brit. buy or accept (goods known to be stolen). 4) form (an idea or impression) from an experience. 5) detect or pick up (broadcast signals). 6) (in tennis and …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 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

  • 13 receive — [c]/rəˈsiv / (say ruh seev) verb (received, receiving) –verb (t) 1. to take into one s hand or one s possession (something offered or delivered). 2. to have (something) bestowed, conferred, etc.: to receive an honorary degree. 3. to have… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 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

  • 17 receive */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈsiːv] / US [rɪˈsɪv] verb Word forms receive : present tense I/you/we/they receive he/she/it receives present participle receiving past tense received past participle received 1) [transitive] formal to get something that someone gives or… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 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

  • 19 receive — [[t]rɪsi͟ːv[/t]] ♦ receives, receiving, received 1) VERB When you receive something, you get it after someone gives it to you or sends it to you. [V n] They will receive their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm... [V n] I received your letter of… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 receive — /rI si:v/ verb (T) 1 BE GIVEN STH to be officially given something: We have received numerous complaints about the airport noise. | receive sth from sb: In 1962 she received an honorary doctorate from Harvard. | You may be entitled to receive… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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