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Definition of "receptive" []

  • Capable of or qualified for receiving. (adjective)
  • Ready or willing to receive favorably: receptive to their proposals. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Of or relating to the skills of listening and reading. (adjective)

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 "receptive" in a sentence
  • "The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized."
  • "Of course we should remain receptive to any genuine compromise which may be offered by the Soviet Union, but it would be folly for us not to recognize that the present divisions in the world which result primarily from Soviet Russian policies, will continue for some time to come."
  • "If the formal impulsion becomes receptive, that is, if thought anticipates sensation, and the person substitutes itself in the place of the world, it loses as a subject and autonomous force what it gains as object, because immutability implies change, and that to manifest itself also absolute reality requires limits."