Receptive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈseptɪv|  American pronunciation of the word receptive
Brit.  |rɪˈsɛptɪv|  British pronunciation of the word receptive

adjective

- open to arguments, ideas, or change

receptive to reason and the logic of facts

- of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system (syn: centripetal, sensory)
- able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

the paper is ink-receptive

Examples

I was happy to be speaking before such a receptive audience.

...needed a partner who was receptive to new ways of managing the business...

You might find them in a more receptive mood tomorrow.

a workforce that is receptive to new ideas

receptive to reason and the logic of facts

...an insular community that is not receptive of new ideas, especially from outsiders...

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