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Verb: receive  ri'seev
  1. Get something; come into possession of
    "receive a gift";
    - have
  2. Be subject to a specified treatment or analysis
    "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review";
    - get, find, obtain, incur
  3. Register (perceptual input)
    "receive a signal";
    - pick up
  4. Go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
    "receive injuries";
    - experience, have, get
  5. Express willingness to have in one's home or environs
    "The community warmly received the refugees";
    - take in, invite
  6. Accept as true or valid
    "He received Christ"
  7. Bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
    - welcome
  8. Convert into sounds or pictures
    "receive the incoming radio signals"
  9. Experience as a reaction
    - meet, encounter
  10. Have or give a reception
    "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
  11. Receive as a retribution or punishment
    "He received 5 years in prison";
    - get
  12. (Christianity) partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
  13. Regard favourably or with disapproval
    "Her new collection of poems was not well received"

Derived forms: received, receiving, receives

See also: pick

Type of: accept, acquire, celebrate, change, comprehend, consider, convert, experience, fete, fĂȘte, get, greet, have, partake, perceive, reckon, recognise [Brit], recognize, regard, see, touch, undergo, view

Antonym: say farewell

Encyclopedia: Receive