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Definition of "recipient" []

  • Functioning as a receiver; receptive. (adjective)
  • One that receives or is receptive. (noun)
  • One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor. (noun)

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 "recipient" in a sentence
  • "Behind the smile on the face of the recipient is the brain thinking "Its true, Americans ARE clueless, what a dope.""
  • "This morning, the 'fearless reporter' who is of course John Humphries, visited a London Hospital, which he described as the recipient of many millions of the cash donated by the taxpayer to the N.H.S., courtesy of the Labour Government."
  • "Could a Hawaii "gambler" claim their expense instead as a gift, if the recipient is governmental or a non-profit?"