get something; come into possession of
"receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
receive, get, find, obtain, incur(verb)
receive a specified treatment (abstract)
"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
pick up, receive(verb)
register (perceptual input)
"pick up a signal"
experience, receive, have, get(verb)
go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
"get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
receive, take in, invite(verb)
express willingness to have in one's home or environs
"The community warmly received the refugees"
accept as true or valid
"He received Christ"
bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
convert into sounds or pictures
"receive the incoming radio signals"
meet, encounter, receive(verb)
experience as a reaction
"My proposal met with much opposition"
have or give a reception
"The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
receive as a retribution or punishment
"He got 5 years in prison"
partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
regard favorably or with disapproval
"Her new collection of poems was not well received"
to get, to be given something while the other party is the active partner (opposite: to obtain).
She received a lot of presents for her birthday.
to take possession of
To act as a host for guests.
To suffer from (an injury)
I received a bloody nose from the collision.
To detect a signal from a transmitter.
To be in a position to take possition, or hit back the ball.
To accept into the mind; to understand.
Origin: From receiven, from recever, from recipere, past participle receptus, from re- + capio; see capacious. Compare conceive, deceive, perceive. Replaced native terms in fon/fangen (eg. afon, anfon, afangen, underfangen, etc. "to receive" from fon), native thiggen (from þicgan), and non-native aquilen, enquilen (from aquillir, encueillir).
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
hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace
to allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to
to give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc
to admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in
to be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage
to take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen
to bat back (the ball) when served
to receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays
to return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-sēv′, v.t. to take what is offered: to accept: to embrace with the mind: to assent to: to allow: to give acceptance to: to give admittance to: to welcome or entertain: to hold or contain: (law) to take goods knowing them to be stolen: (B.) to bear with, to believe in.—v.i. to be a recipient: to hold a reception of visitors.—n. Receivabil′ity, Receiv′ableness, the quality of being receivable.—adj. Receiv′able, that may be received: a waiting payment, as bills receivable.—ns. Receiv′edness, the state or quality of being received or current; Receiv′er, one who receives: an officer who receives taxes: a person appointed by a court to hold and manage property which is under litigation, or receive the rents of land, &c.: one who receives stolen goods: (chem.) a vessel for receiving and holding the products of distillation, or for containing gases: the glass vessel of an air-pump in which the vacuum is formed: the receiving part of a telegraph, telephone, &c.; Receiv′er-gen′eral, an officer who receives the public revenue; Receiv′ership, the office of a receiver; Receiv′ing, the act of receiving; Receiv′ing-house, a depôt: a house where letters and parcels are left for transmission; Receiv′ing-in′strument, an appliance by which operators at two telegraph stations can communicate; Receiv′ing-off′ice, a branch post-office for receipt of letters, &c.; Receiv′ing-ship, a stationary ship for recruits for the navy. [O. Fr. recever (Fr. recevoir)—L. recipĕre, receptum—re-, back, capĕre, to take.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'receive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1390
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Rank popularity for the word 'receive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1713
Rank popularity for the word 'receive' in Verbs Frequency: #88
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The numerical value of receive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of receive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- ontvang, kryAfrikaans
- استلم, استقبلArabic
- атрыма́ць, атры́млівацьBelarusian
- полу́ча, получа́вамBulgarian
- rebreCatalan, Valencian
- obdržet, dostat, přijmoutCzech
- derbyn, caelWelsh
- empfangen, bekommen, kriegen, erhaltenGerman
- λαμβάνω, δέχομαιGreek
- گرفتن, دریافت کردن, دريافت كردنPersian
- saada, ottaa vastaanFinnish
- faighScottish Gaelic
- प्राप्त करना, अगवानी करना, ग्रहण करनाHindi
- megkap, kap, fogHungarian
- 貰う, 受け取る, 受けるJapanese
- accipio, recipiōLatin
- rāhiri, taupaepae, tukuMāori
- до́бива, до́биеMacedonian
- худалдаж авах, хүлээн авахMongolian
- ontvangen, krijgenDutch
- otrzymać, dostaćPolish
- recepționa, primiRomanian
- принима́ть, получа́ть, получи́ть, приня́тьRussian
- примити, primitiSerbo-Croatian
- dostať, obdržaťSlovak
- få, mottagaSwedish
- дарёфт кардан, гирифтанTajik
- отри́мати, отри́муватиUkrainian
- lĩnh, thu, nhậnVietnamese
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