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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receive ( 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.
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.
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...
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