receive

[ ri-seev ]
/ rɪˈsiv /

verb (used with object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.

verb (used without object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.

Origin of receive

1250–1300; Middle English receven < Old North French receivre < Latin recipere, equivalent to re- re- + -cipere, combining form of capere to take
Related formsin·ter·re·ceive, verb (used with object), in·ter·re·ceived, in·ter·re·ceiv·ing.non·re·ceiv·ing, adjectivepre·re·ceive, verb (used with object), pre·re·ceived, pre·re·ceiv·ing.un·re·ceiv·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for receiving

receive

/ (rɪˈsiːv) /

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for receive

C13: from Old French receivre, from Latin recipere to take back, from re- + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for receiving

receive


v.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with receiving

receiving


see on the receiving end.

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