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receive

verb (v)

  • get something; come into possession of (verb.possession)
    Synonym: have
    Example:
    Receive payment.
    Receive a gift.
    Receive letters from the front.
    source: wordnet30
  • receive a specified treatment (abstract) (verb.change)
    Synonym: find, get, incur, obtain
    Example:
    These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation.
    His movie received a good review.
    source: wordnet30
  • register (perceptual input) (verb.perception)
    Synonym: pick up
    source: wordnet30
  • go through (mental or physical states or experiences) (verb.perception)
    Synonym: experience, get, have
    Example:
    Receive injuries.
    source: wordnet30
  • express willingness to have in one's home or environs (verb.contact)
    Synonym: invite, take in
    Example:
    The community warmly received the refugees.
    source: wordnet30
  • accept as true or valid (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    He received Christ.
    source: wordnet30
  • bid welcome to; greet upon arrival (verb.communication)
    Synonym: welcome
    Antonym: say farewell
    source: wordnet30
  • convert into sounds or pictures (verb.change)
    Example:
    Receive the incoming radio signals.
    source: wordnet30
  • experience as a reaction (verb.stative)
    Synonym: encounter, meet
    source: wordnet30
  • have or give a reception (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • receive as a retribution or punishment (verb.perception)
    Synonym: get
    source: wordnet30
  • partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament (verb.consumption)
    source: wordnet30
  • regard favorably or with disapproval (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Her new collection of poems was not well received.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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