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receive

re·ceive

receive

 
pronunciation:
rih siv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: received, receives, receiving
definition 1: to get or take (something) that has been sent or offered.
She received many cards for her birthday.I sent the package last week, and you still haven't received it?
synonyms:
get
antonyms:
send
similar words:
accept, acquire, earn, gain, garner, obtain, reap, secure
definition 2: to accept (something) that has been bestowed.
He received his doctoral degree last year.
similar words:
accept, adopt, embrace
definition 3: to bring into one's company.
They receive guests often.We receive new club members in January of each year.
synonyms:
greet, welcome
similar words:
accept, accommodate, admit, embrace
definition 4: to undergo; experience.
Some of the players received serious injuries.
synonyms:
sustain, undergo
similar words:
encounter, endure, experience, suffer
definition 5: to be informed of.
We received the news too late.
synonyms:
find out, hear, learn
similar words:
pick up
definition 6: to greet or react to in a particular manner.
His new bride was received with hostility by his family.Her play was enthusiastically received by the critics.How do you think the President's pronouncement will be received by the Congress?
synonyms:
greet
similar words:
welcome
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to accept or get something.
The old saying tells us that it is better to give than to receive.
antonyms:
send
similar words:
accept
definition 2: to extend hospitality to guests.
synonyms:
entertain
definition 3: to convert incoming electromagnetic waves into signals that are visible or audible.
antonyms:
send
definition 4: in football, to play in the position of one designated to catch a forward pass.
He's one of the players who will be receiving for the team this season.
 
Word Parts
The word receive contains the following part:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch