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1    accept, accept delivery of, acquire, be given, be in receipt of, collect, derive, get, obtain, pick up, take  
2    apprehend, be informed of, be told, gather, hear, perceive  
3    bear, be subjected to, encounter, experience, go through, meet with, suffer, sustain, undergo  
4    accommodate, admit, be at home to, entertain, greet, meet, take in, welcome  
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  ( receives    3rd person present)   ( receiving    present participle)   ( received    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When you receive something, you get it after someone gives it to you or sends it to you.   (=get)  
They will receive their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm...      V n  
I received your letter of November 7.      V n  
2       verb   You can use receive to say that certain kinds of thing happen to someone. For example if they are injured, you can say that they received an injury.  
He received more of the blame than anyone when the plan failed to work...      V n  
She was suffering from whiplash injuries received in a car crash.      V n  
3       verb   When you receive a visitor or a guest, you greet them.  
The following evening the duchess was again receiving guests...      V n  
4       verb   If you say that something is received in a particular way, you mean that people react to it in that way.  
usu passive  
The resolution had been received with great disappointment within the PLO...      be V-ed prep/adv  
5       verb   When a radio or television receives signals that are being transmitted, it picks them up and converts them into sound or pictures.  
The reception was a little faint but clear enough for him to receive the signal.      V n, Also V  
6    If you are on the receiving end or at the receiving end of something unpleasant, you are the person that it happens to.  
on the receiving end/at the receiving end      phrase  
You saw hate in their eyes and you were on the receiving end of that hate...     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

! both the word is light for one who throws it, as it is heavy for those who receive it n.
autant le mot est léger pour celui qui le jette, autant il est lourd pour celui qui le reçoit

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de ce qui arrive au maître, le serviteur reçoit aussi sa part
c'est le nez qui reçoit le coup et ce sont les yeux qui pleurent
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
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