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receive

[ ri-seev ]
/ rɪˈsiv /
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verb (used with object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.

verb (used without object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.

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Origin of receive

1250–1300; Middle English receven<Old North French receivre<Latin recipere, equivalent to re-re- + -cipere, combining form of capere to take
in·ter·re·ceive, verb (used with object), in·ter·re·ceived, in·ter·re·ceiv·ing.non·re·ceiv·ing, adjectivepre·re·ceive, verb (used with object), pre·re·ceived, pre·re·ceiv·ing.un·re·ceiv·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for receive

receive
/ (rɪˈsiːv) /

verb (mainly tr)

C13: from Old French receivre, from Latin recipere to take back, from re- + capere to take
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