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 receivesdraw, earn, secure, get, win, make, seize, obtain, accept, pocket, collect, hear, take, hold, reap, gain, suffer, undergo, welcome, introduce
Examples from the Web for receives
Contemporary Examples of receives
On the day of the AFI dinner, Hitchcock receives a wire from Frank Capra, who is in Palm Springs.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
He often receives inquiries from sellers eager to verify that their items are authentic.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts
November 23, 2014
Since then, all dividend payments have been frozen and Iran receives “no uranium or revenue from the mine.”McCain Helps a Business Partner of Iran
November 13, 2014
He recounts to her the bullying he receives at school, with classmates spitting on him as he walks down the halls.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?
October 29, 2014
He receives phantom phone calls from people who promise him a safe haven.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
Historical Examples of receives
Rumi-naui himself enters and receives the thanks of his sovereign.Apu Ollantay
Does every one who receives the sacraments derive a benefit from them?An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
One who receives a benefit from another, or is otherwise an object of charity.The Devil's Dictionary
The fault may lie in him that receives or in him that gives, or it may be in neither.A Dish Of Orts
They might pay it to the telegraph operator who receives the message!A Woman Intervenes
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.