Receive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsiːv|  American pronunciation of the word receive
Brit.  |rɪˈsiːv|  British pronunciation of the word receive


- get something; come into possession of(syn: have)
- receive a specified treatment (abstract)(syn: find, get, incur, obtain)
- register (perceptual input)
- go through (mental or physical states or experiences)(syn: experience, get, have)
- express willingness to have in one's home or environs(syn: invite)
- accept as true or valid
- bid welcome to; greet upon arrival (syn: welcome)

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You will be charged a late fee if the electric company does not receive your payment on time.

I received a letter from her yesterday.

You will receive a discount if you spend over $100.

She received the news of his death with remarkable calmness.

I received this book as a gift.

Agatha Christy received her early schooling at home.

He received a running nose and a sore throat.

The astronauts were received as conquering heroes.

All the children will receive a small gift.

She received an honorary degree from Harvard.

She received no support from her parents.

They will be entitled to receive unemployment benefit.

He went up to receive his award from the mayor.

16- to 18-year-olds receiving full-time education

Lee received 324 votes (=324 people voted for him).

Word forms

I/you/we/they: receive
he/she/it: receives
present participle: receiving
past tense: received
past participle: received
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