Origin of received
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 receivedcollected, accepted, acknowledged, honored, acquired, derived, standard, obtained, gotten, admitted, conventional, customary
Examples from the Web for received
Contemporary Examples of received
Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
As part of that effort, Said received weapons training for months, sources told The Daily Beast.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
This reporter knocked at the Wilkins home on Tuesday morning but received neither an answer nor the business end of a shotgun.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods
January 7, 2015
Of the three nominated, Webster did the best, receiving 12 votes, Gohmert and Yoho received three and two votes, respectively.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup
Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich
January 6, 2015
Jason Berry received a 1992 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for his coverage of demagogues in Louisiana.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of received
Who among you ever received an injury from that kind old man?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
She received his bits of news with the aplomb of a resourceful commander.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Not only that, but he would get into trouble with Mr. Paine on account of the damage which it had received.
This was the most unwelcome intelligence he could have received.
I have no evidence, except your word, that any such letter has been received.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for receive
"generally accepted as true or good," mid-15c., past participle adjective from receive. Thomas Browne called such notions receptaries (1646).
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.