verb (used with object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
Origin of receive
Synonyms for receive
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Contemporary Examples of receiving
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
In 2011, only 27 percent of families living in poverty were receiving welfare assistance.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block
December 25, 2014
Outside of concerns for the lack of education the kids are receiving, is worry about how they will spend their time instead.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids
December 11, 2014
After five years of not receiving services in California, her family moved to Virginia.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years
December 2, 2014
He contacted police after receiving six text messages from Miss Manners during the five months to April.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of receiving
Receiving no response she knocked again, this time with more force.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
To expect less is to get less, since it is to dwarf my own power of receiving.The Conquest of Fear
In her heart she had begun to feel that the letters she was receiving were from Peter Morrison.Her Father's Daughter
The mind was intensely receptive, when it was receiving at all.
After receiving his degree he commenced the practice of medicine with his preceptor.Cleveland Past and Present
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.
see on the receiving end.