|1.||[ verb ] get something; come into possession of|
"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"
|Related terms:||get graduate take_in accept inherit fence accept reception accept|
|2.||[ verb ] receive a specified treatment (abstract)|
|Synonyms:||get obtain find incur|
"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation" "His movie received a good review" "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
|Related terms:||change take get|
|3.||[ verb ] of perceptual input: receive a signal, receive news, receive a verdict, etc.|
|Related terms:||perceive hear receiver|
|4.||[ verb ] of mental or physical states or experiences|
|Synonyms:||have get undergo experience|
: "get an idea" "experience vertigo" "get nauseous" "undergo a strange sensation" "The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "receive injuries" "have a feeling"
|Related terms:||take suffer respire labor horripilate experience perceive|
|5.||[ verb ] express willingness to have in one's home or environs|
"The community warmly received the refugees"
|Related terms:||see welcome absorb induct assume invitation|
|6.||[ verb ] accept as true or valid|
"He received Christ"
|7.||[ verb ] convert into sounds or pictures, of incoming radio signals|
|Related terms:||convert receiver|
|8.||[ verb ] bid welcome to; greet upon arrival|
|Related terms:||say_farewell greet greeter|
|9.||[ verb ] experience as a reaction|
"My proposal met with much opposition"
|10.||[ verb ] have or give a reception|
"The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
|Related terms:||celebrate reception|
|11.||[ verb ] receive as a retribution or punishment|
"He got 5 years in prison"
|12.||[ verb ] regard favorably or with disapproval|
"Her new collection of poems was not well received"
|13.||[ verb ] partake of the Eucharist, in a Christian church|
|Related terms:||partake Christianity|