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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word receptive.
open to arguments, ideas, or change
"receptive to reason and the logic of facts"
ready or willing to receive favorably
"receptive to the proposals"
centripetal, receptive, sensory(a)adjective
of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
able to absorb liquid (not repellent)
"the paper is ink-receptive"
capable of receiving something
ready to receive new ideas or concepts
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Having the quality of admitting what is communicated.
Etymology: receptus, Lat.
The soul being, as it is active, perfected by love of that infinite good, shall, as it is receptive, be also perfected with those supernatural passions of joy, peace and delight. Richard Hooker.
The pretended first matter is capable of all forms, and the imaginary space is receptive of all bodies. Joseph Glanvill.
having the quality of receiving; able or inclined to take in, absorb, hold, or contain; receiving or containing; as, a receptive mind
Etymology: [Cf. F. rceptif. See Receive.]
The numerical value of receptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of receptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of receptive in a Sentence
We think New Hampshire is going to be much more receptive to Senate Republicans as well, and we think we'll have a good candidate there.
The good news is that if you are even just a little proactive, people are usually very receptive.
When we started Influence Co., there was a lot that I didn’t know, instead of allowing my lack of knowledge to hold me back, I used it to my advantage to connect with, and ask for, help from established leaders and others in the industry. People are receptive when you’re humble and willing to learn. Some of our first clients were actually people I reached out to when we started the company.
They were receptive ... but it's up to them to evaluate the preliminary proposal.
The weather is worse, so the climate for these climate proposals is better. Companies are more receptive.
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- receptiuCatalan, Valencian
- avoin, vastaanottavainenFinnish
- gabhálach, glacachIrish
- primitor, receptivRomanian
- tiếp nhậnVietnamese
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