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Definition of "receive" []

  • To take or acquire (something given, offered, or transmitted); get. (verb-transitive)
  • To hear or see (information, for example): receive bad news; received a good report of the group's activities. (verb-transitive)
  • To have (a title, for example) bestowed on oneself. (verb-transitive)
  • To meet with; experience: receive sympathetic treatment. (verb-transitive)
  • To have inflicted or imposed on oneself: receive a penalty. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "receive" in a sentence
  • "Toyota's first step will be expanding its ringed logos across social media, at this summer's action-sports Dew Tour, by sponsoring a best-athlete voting contest as well as a scavenger hunt where participants who snap a tag receive a video response from a tour celebrity."
  • "For example, Manulife was selling policies that allowed investors to make deposits over a 10-year period and at the end of the term receive a guaranteed 75% of their total investment or market value, whichever was higher."
  • "They expected to receive a code word from those in charge that would expose us as messengers."