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Definition of receive:

  1. Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.
  2. To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.
  3. To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.
  4. To bat back ( the ball) when served.
  5. To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.
  6. To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
  7. To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
  8. To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.
  9. To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
  10. To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.

Synonyms:

adopt, discern, bewilder, come, deny, deal with, convey, recover, get together, interference, discover, shout out, welcome, incur, fill, birth, become, apprehend, taste, scram, gather up, start out, inherit, have, pay for, barter, induct, intoxicate, slang, give birth, observe, overhear, put one across, discard, lift up, happen, cause, flummox, set out, redeem, contact, run across, co-opt, invite, ask over, converge, make out, make, turn around and do something, nonplus, come off, support, line up, endure, seize, watch, buzz off, suck, mother, generate, suck in, traffic, cope with, possess, give, come across, satisfy, bid, cod, gain vigor, collar, beat, own, entrance, clear, uplift, produce, set about, befool, forgather, sire, experience, radar, let in, ask for, feel, have got, get, imbibe, visit, see/hear things, deal, consume, get hold, nail, throw, take up, sustain, take in, suffer, meet, introduce, stimulate, inaugurate, attain, mishear, aim, perk up, view, tempt, earn, nab, witness, dive, GPS, cop, get word, fence, bobble, ask round, prevail, jam, gull, ghosting, draw, realise, engender, detect, fit, stand up, entertain, fulfil, puzzle, pose, begin, present, bring, come back, perk, turn around, go over to, pay back, realize, pay your respects (to someone), appropriate, install, trade, handle, dupe, determine, develop, disinvite, bring forth, guest, directional, fix, percolate, bump, be reared on something, come in for, go, derive, admission, blank, start, arrogate, father, stick, obtain, initiate, ask in, elate, rule, cover, catering, usher in, have in, sop up, drive, amaze, fulfill, conform to, soak up, see in, see, come over, dues, get a line, beget, encounter, call, arrest, come on, pick up on, match, stupefy, respond, react, ask, bring in, fool, foregather, arrive, induce, permit, live, call for, I'll hold you to that, perplex, bear, bugger off, mystify, pick up, deal in, get wind, hear, chance, block, baffle, achieve, belong to, from, pounce, regain, deliver, undergo, pay off, come up, commence, find oneself, cell, contract, enter, go through, come into, know, peck, adjoin, gain, suck up, feature, learn, gather in, pull in, chop down, put one over, read, find, have round, gravel, let, vex, grow, put on, find out, take on, dumbfound, touch, come by, host, ascertain, play, footprint, have over, get down, prop, get under one's skin.

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