1. get something; come into possession of;
- Example: "receive payment"
- Example: "receive a gift"
- Example: "receive letters from the front"
[syn: receive, have]
2. receive a specified treatment (abstract);
- Example: "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"
- Example: "His movie received a good review"
- Example: "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
[syn: receive, get, find, obtain, incur]
3. register (perceptual input);
- Example: "pick up a signal"
[syn: pick up, receive]
4. go through (mental or physical states or experiences);
- Example: "get an idea"
- Example: "experience vertigo"
- Example: "get nauseous"
- Example: "receive injuries"
- Example: "have a feeling"
[syn: experience, receive, have, get]
5. express willingness to have in one's home or environs;
- Example: "The community warmly received the refugees"
[syn: receive, take in, invite]
6. accept as true or valid;
- Example: "He received Christ"
7. bid welcome to; greet upon arrival;
[syn: welcome, receive]
8. convert into sounds or pictures;
- Example: "receive the incoming radio signals"
9. experience as a reaction;
- Example: "My proposal met with much opposition"
[syn: meet, encounter, receive]
10. have or give a reception;
- Example: "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
11. receive as a retribution or punishment;
- Example: "He got 5 years in prison"
[syn: get, receive]
12. partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament;
13. regard favorably or with disapproval;
- Example: "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Receive \Re*ceive"\ (r[-e]*s[=e]v"), v. i. 1. To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays. [1913 Webster] 2. (Lawn Tennis) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Receive \Re*ceive"\ (r[-e]*s[=e]v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Received (r[-e]*s[=e]vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Receiving.] [OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref. re- re- + capere to take, seize. See Capable, Heave, and cf. Receipt, Reception, Recipe.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Receyven all in gree that God us sent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Our hearts receive your warnings. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The idea of solidity we receive by our touch. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to. [1913 Webster] Many other things there be which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots. --Mark vii. 4. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] They kindled a fire, and received us every one. --Acts xxviii. 2. [1913 Webster] 5. To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in. [1913 Webster] The brazen altar that was before the Lord was too little to receive the burnt offerings. --1 Kings viii. 64. [1913 Webster] 6. 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. [1913 Webster] Against his will he can receive no harm. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 7. To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen. [1913 Webster] 8. (Lawn Tennis) To bat back (the ball) when served. [1913 Webster] Receiving ship, one on board of which newly recruited sailors are received, and kept till drafted for service. [1913 Webster] Syn: To accept; take; allow; hold; retain; admit. Usage: Receive, Accept. To receive describes simply the act of taking. To accept denotes the taking with approval, or for the purposes for which a thing is offered. Thus, we receive a letter when it comes to hand; we receive news when it reaches us; we accept a present when it is offered; we accept an invitation to dine with a friend. [1913 Webster] Who, if we knew What we receive, would either not accept Life offered, or soon beg to lay it down. --Milton. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
173 Moby Thesaurus words for "receive": abide by, accede, accept, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, acclaim, acknowledge receipt of, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquire, admit, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, ascertain, assent, assimilate, assume, be certain, be paid, be subjected to, be told, bear, believe, believe without reservation, buy, catch up, cheer, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, clear, clench, clinch, clutch, collect, come by, come in for, come into, complete, comply, comprehend, comprise, consent, contain, count in, cover, credit, derive, derive from, drag down, drain off, draw, draw from, draw off, earn, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, endure, envisage, experience, fill, fill in, fill out, find out, gain, gather, get, get hold of, give an entree, give faith to, give the nod, glom on to, grab, grab hold of, grapple, grasp, greet, grip, gripe, gross, hail, have, have coming in, hear, hold, hold with, home on, hug, identify, immit, in toto, include, incorporate, inherit, intromit, lay hands on, lay hold of, learn, let in, loot, make, map, mark paid, meet, meet with, nail, net, nip, nip up, nod, nod assent, number among, obtain, occupy, palm, partake, pick up, pillage, pinpoint, pocket, possess, profit, pull down, put faith in, receipt, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, scan, secure, seize, set store by, snap up, snatch, spot, steal, subscribe to, suffer, sustain, swallow, sweep, take, take by assault, take by storm, take for granted, take hold of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take kindly to, take on, take on faith, take on trust, take over, take possession, take stock in, take up, throw open to, trigger, trust, tune in, undergo, vote for, welcome, whip up, yes, yield assent