Definition of recive
1. receive [ v ] get something; come into possession of
Examples: "receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
`` This is one of the major items in the Fulton_County general assistance program '' , the jury said , but the State_Welfare_Department `` has seen_fit to distribute these funds through the welfare departments of all the counties in the state with the exception of Fulton_County , which receives none of_this money .
Nevertheless , `` we feel that in_the_future Fulton_County should receive some portion of these available funds '' , the jurors said .
Rep._Mac_Barber of Commerce is asking the House in a privilege resolution to `` endorse increased federal support for public education , provided_that such funds be received and expended '' as state funds .
Davis received 1119 votes in Saturday 's election , and Bush got 402 .
During the election campaign , both candidates , Davis and Bush , reportedly received anonymous telephone_calls .Synonyms receive have Related Terms get graduate take_in accept inherit fence accept reception accept
2. receive [ v ] receive a specified treatment (abstract)
Examples: "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"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
`` Only a relative handful of such reports was received '' , the jury said , `` considering the widespread interest in the election , the number of voters and the size of_this city '' .
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The proposal would have to receive final legislative approval , by two-thirds majorities , before March 1 to be printed on the April 4 ballot , Roberts said .
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
There are some passages in the writings of Irenaeus where the image of God and the similitude are sharply distinguished , so most notably in the statement : `` If the [ Holy ] Spirit is absent from the soul , such a man is indeed of an animal nature ; and , being left carnal , he will be an imperfect being , possessing the image [ of God ] in his formation , but not receiving the similitude [ of God ] through the Spirit '' .
If death receives more_than its share of attention from the theologian and if sin receives less_than its share , the gift of the life_eternal through Christ begins to look_like the divinely appointed means of rescue from temporal , i.e. , created , existence .
If death receives more_than its share of attention from the theologian and if sin receives less_than its share , the gift of the life_eternal through Christ begins to look_like the divinely appointed means of rescue from temporal , i.e. , created , existence .Synonyms get receive obtain find incur Related Terms change take get
3. receive [ v ] of perceptual input: receive a signal, receive news, receive a verdict, etc.Used in print:
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
But then this theory confesses that it is completely at_a_loss as to how the image can possibly be received by the brain .
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Receiving no answer , they set the fire .
(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Upon receiving the news , Northern writers , editors , and clergymen heaped accusations of murder on the Southern states , particularly Virginia .
(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
If he wanted to know anything , he would end_up asking about it point-blank , but in this guileless manner he would probably receive more truthful answers than if he tried to get them by indirection .Synonyms receive pick_up Related Terms perceive hear receiver
4. receive [ v ] of mental or physical states or experiences
Examples: : "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"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
Even Joan_Sutherland may not have anticipated the tremendous reception she received from the Metropolitan_Opera audience attending her debut as Lucia in Donizetti 's `` Lucia_di_Lammermoor '' Sunday night .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Only the independent art_schools , that_is , those not connected with any university or college , receive severe and separate investigation before accreditation by the various regional organizations .
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
Piepsam tries to stop him by force , receives a push in the chest from `` Life '' , and is left standing in impotent and growing rage , while a crowd begins to gather .
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Geometric pottery has not_yet received the thorough , detailed study which it deserves , partly because the task is a mammoth one and partly because some of its local manifestations , as at Argos , are only now coming_to_light .Synonyms have get receive undergo experience Related Terms take suffer respire labor horripilate experience perceive
5. receive [ v ] express willingness to have in one's home or environs
Examples: "The community warmly received the refugees"
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Russell had reached the house as Cook surmised , dismounted , but just as the old trapper opened the door to receive him , he fell into the trapper 's arms - dead .Synonyms receive take_in invite Related Terms see welcome absorb induct assume invitation
6. receive [ v ] accept as true or valid
Examples: "He received Christ"
(National Review, xi: 26...)
We officially receive the anti-French , Moscow-allied Algerian FLN , but we denounce the pro-Europe , anti-Communist OAS as criminal .
(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)
I believe , therefore , that we are without exception sinners , by nature alienated from God , and that Jesus_Christ , the Son of God , came to earth , the representative Head of a new race , to die upon the cross and pay the penalty of the sin of the world , and that he who thus receives Christ as his personal Saviour is `` born again '' spiritually , with new privileges , appetites , and affections , destined to live and grow in His likeness forever .
Nor can any man save himself by good works or by a commendable `` moral life '' , although such works are the natural fruits and evidences of a saving faith already received and naturally expressing itself through such avenues .
`` God so loved the world , that he gave his only begotten Son , that whosoever believeth in him should not perish , but have everlasting life '' , and `` as_many as received him , to them gave he power to become the sons of God , even to them that believe on his name '' .
You can receive God into your heart and life by a step of personal faith .Synonyms receive Related Terms accept
7. receive [ v ] convert into sounds or pictures, of incoming radio signalsUsed in print:
(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)
It probably will be necessary to install an outside antenna , particularly to receive CONELRAD broadcasts .
Therefore , civil_defense instructions received over CONELRAD or by other means should be followed .Synonyms receive Related Terms convert receiver
8. receive [ v ] bid welcome to; greet upon arrivalUsed in print:
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
There was never a doubt any_more how his structures would be received ; it was always the same unqualified success now .Synonyms welcome receive Related Terms say_farewell greet greeter
9. receive [ v ] experience as a reaction
Examples: "My proposal met with much opposition"
(Jean Mercier, Whatever You Do, Don't Panic....)
The cake was received in a stunned silence that was evidence in itself of the dearth of taste thrills Mama had been providing .Synonyms meet receive encounter Related Terms have
10. receive [ v ] have or give a reception
Examples: "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
11. receive [ v ] receive as a retribution or punishment
Examples: "He got 5 years in prison"
12. receive [ v ] regard favorably or with disapproval
Examples: "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
13. receive [ v ] partake of the Eucharist, in a Christian churchSynonyms receive Related Terms partake Christianity
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