verb (used with object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
Origin of receive
Examples from the Web for receive
The younger man rolled down his window to receive the approaching Williams “to see what he wanted.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The defense team expects to receive all of the documents and evidence in the coming week.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to stay at Easter Elchies House, the spiritual home at The Macallan.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan||December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This week, on December 10th, Human Rights Day, she will receive the Nobel Prize—the youngest person ever to be honored.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps this year, the old saying should be amended to: to share is better than to receive.
He had written to Maggie, and been surprised and hurt to receive no reply.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
Doesn't this urge you to pity, so that you will beg His Holiness for pardon, beg him to receive us?Three Plays|Luigi Pirandello
Claudius himself came for a brief visit to receive the congratulations of the army on the victory which his lieutenant had won.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)|Samuel R. Gardiner.
It has made me quite as happy to get this barge for you, and to make it comfortable, as it can do you both to receive it.The Lost Heir|G. A. Henty
It has been custom, both here and in France, for a long time back, to receive such persons unofficially.
British Dictionary definitions for receive
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for receive
Word Origin and History for receive
c.1300, from Old North French receivre (Old French recoivre) "seize, take hold of, pick up; welcome, accept," from Latin recipere "regain, take back, bring back, carry back, recover; take to oneself, take in, admit," from re- "back," though the exact sense here is obscure (see re-) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take" (see capable). Radio and (later) television sense is attested from 1908. Related: Received; receiving.