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.
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contain (part of speech: verb)
acquire (part of speech: verb)
collect, amass, annex, accumulate, assume, harvest, catch, obtain, capture, claim, net, fetch, land, heap, palm, bag, win, lure, secure, procure, garner, score, incur, retrieve, buy, reap, corner, add, wrangle, purchase
greet (part of speech: verb)
meet (part of speech: verb)
receive (part of speech: verb)
- Let there be silence while I receive His message!" - "Warrior of the Dawn", Howard Carleton Browne.
- Perhaps most pupils receive all that the teacher can give them in six months. - "Seed Thoughts for Singers", Frank Herbert Tubbs.
- This letter is so long, that it will hardly leave you that quarter of an hour, the day you receive it. - "Letters to His Son, 1753-1754", The Earl of Chesterfield.