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Definitions of receive

  1. experience as a reaction; " My proposal met with much opposition"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. express willingness to have in one's home or environs; " The community warmly received the refugees"
  5. of perceptual input: receive a signal, receive news, receive a verdict, etc.
  6. convert into sounds or pictures, of incoming radio signals
  7. accept as true or valid; " He received Christ"
  8. bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
  9. partake of the Eucharist, in a Christian church
  10. receive as a retribution or punishment; " He got 5 years in prison"
  11. have or give a reception; " The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
  12. convert into sounds or pictures; " receive the incoming radio signals"
  13. regard favorably or with disapproval; " Her new collection of poems was not well received"
  14. partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
  15. recieve ( perceptual input); " pick up a signal"
  16. get something; come into possession of; " receive payment"; " receive a gift"; " receive letters from the front"
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.
  20. 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.
  21. To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.
  22. 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.
  23. To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
  24. To bat back ( the ball) when served.
  25. To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
  26. To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.
  27. To take or accept from another; to get knowledge of; as, to receive news; admit to one's company; entertain; as, to receive guests; to serve as a holder for; as, a channel to receive the overflow; to undergo; as, to receive a shock; to give lodging to, or to harbor; as, to receive stolen goods.
  28. To obtain or be presented with something; to take what is given or paid; to welcome guests.
  29. To take what is offered, etc.: 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.
  30. Receivable.
  31. To get back; take; accept; admit.
  32. To get; take; accept; admit; hold.
  33. To take as offered, sent, gained, due, communicated, & c.; to accept; to obtain; to embrace; to allow; to admit; to welcome; to hold; to take stolen goods from a thief.
  34. To take or obtain from another in any manner; to accept; to take or obtain intellectually; to embrace; to admit; to welcome; to take in or on; in Scrip., to believe.
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Quotes of receive

  1. One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express. – John Astin
  2. God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher. – Saint Teresa of Avila
  3. The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. – Leo Buscaglia
  4. To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give. – Taisen Deshimaru
  5. It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic. – Alexander Hamilton
  6. Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated. – Dag Hammarskjold
  7. The need for this clinic is clear to me, to the veterans who are currently forced to travel hours to receive care, and even to the Veterans Administration that itself identified creation of a clinic in this part of our state as a priority to be completed by 2006. – Doc Hastings
  8. The President and I agree that Social Security needs to be preserved so that we can ensure that all Americans receive the retirement benefits they've been promised. But we disagree as to how best to fix the system. – Steve Israel
  9. To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it. – Jeanne Moreau
  10. It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not. – Alfred Nobel
  11. The King's son, who was told that a great princess, whom nobody knew, was come, ran out to receive her. He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach, and led her into the hall where the company were assembled. – Charles Perrault
  12. That kind of thing happens to black people every day in this country, and they don't receive that kind of sentence he did, which was to go to prison on the weekends; I think he lectured there -an outside lecturer. – Ishmael Reed
  13. Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone. – Kurt Vonnegut
  14. We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present. – Marianne Williamson
  15. We receive the truths of science by compulsion. Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them. – Chauncey Wright

Usage examples for receive

  1. He should not receive the letter until she was dead, that he might not think she had written it to save her life. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Up pretty betimes and to the office, where busy till office time, and then we sat, but nothing to do but receive clamours about money. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. I would not have you receive him because he is rich, but that fact is nothing against him. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  4. Society will be as glad as ever to receive you. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  5. If ever you receive this letter, find time to reply. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  6. I receive orders from none. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  7. He would receive her one day, and let her look in his face. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  8. For some did receive Him. – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  9. Mar You know him better, or you ought to know him: He's born to give you fear, not to receive it. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  10. It was evidently the answer Latour wished to receive and in a sense it was true. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  11. He wanted to see her, more than he had ever wanted to see anyone in his life, but he did not know how she would receive him now. – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  12. Do you think that Miss Driver would wish to receive a call from me? – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  13. I come not to give, but to receive – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  14. For instance, they might come in and ask cash from me and they would receive it. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  15. A day or two after, she wished to receive Our Lord once more. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 13 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  16. But she did not in the least know how to stop him, or how to show him that she had intended to receive him simply as a man of business. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  17. If we find Bones, you'll receive an extra twenty- five dollars. – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. And I will be there and will receive the man. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  19. We are ready to receive her. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. Pierre stood to receive this sentence, and after it, his eyes fell. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt

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