verb (used with object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
Origin of receive
Synonyms for receive
Antonyms for receive
Related Words for receivedraw, earn, secure, get, win, make, seize, obtain, accept, pocket, collect, hear, take, hold, reap, gain, suffer, undergo, welcome, introduce
Examples from the Web for receive
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 21, 2014
The defense team expects to receive all of the documents and evidence in the coming week.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
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
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
December 9, 2014
Perhaps this year, the old saying should be amended to: to share is better than to receive.One of a Kind Gifts Are Only a Neighbor Away
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of receive
“We hoped to receive counsel from our uncle at Hyde,” added Ambrose.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Perhaps it is hard to receive it in such a way, but I can have it.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
I forgive you, if you are sorry for the fault, and my arms are ready to receive you.
All laws to secure these ends will receive my best efforts for their enforcement.
In the hour of triumph the government was doomed to receive a stunning blow.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin 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.