receive  

  • Definition of receive

    • (v): convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"  
    • (v): accept as true or valid; "He received Christ"  
    • (v): bid welcome to; greet upon arrival  
    • (v): partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament  
    • (v): express willingness to have in one''s home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"  
    • (v): recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"  
    • (v): of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"  
    • (v): receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"  
    • (v): get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"  
    • (v): have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"  
    • (v): experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"  

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