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English verb: receive

1. receive (possession) get something; come into possession of


SamplesReceive payment.
Receive a gift.
Receive letters from the front.


ExamplesThe banks receive the check, They receive more bread, They receive the money


Synonymshave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)accept, fence, graduate, hustle, inherit, take in, take up


Verb groupaccept, have, take

2. receive (change) receive a specified treatment (abstract)


SamplesThese 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.


Synonymsfind, get, incur, obtain


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)take


Verb groupacquire, get

3. receive (perception) register (perceptual input)


SamplesPick up a signal.


ExamplesThey receive the information to them


Synonymspick up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Narrower (hyponym)hear

4. receive (perception) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)


SamplesGet an idea.
Experience vertigo.
Get nauseous.
Receive injuries.
Have a feeling.


Synonymsexperience, get, have


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)undergo


Narrower (hyponym)get, have, horripilate, suffer, sustain, take


Entailcomprehend, perceive

5. receive (contact) express willingness to have in one's home or environs


SamplesThe community warmly received the refugees.


ExamplesSam cannot receive Sue


Synonymsinvite, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)absorb, assume, induct, see, welcome

6. receive (cognition) accept as true or valid


SamplesHe received Christ.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept

7. receive (communication) bid welcome to; greet upon arrival


Synonymswelcome


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Antonymssay farewell

8. receive (change) convert into sounds or pictures


SamplesReceive the incoming radio signals.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert

9. receive (stative) experience as a reaction


SamplesMy proposal met with much opposition.


Synonymsencounter, meet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, have

10. receive (social) have or give a reception


SamplesThe lady is receiving Sunday morning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)celebrate, fete

11. receive (perception) receive as a retribution or punishment


SamplesHe got 5 years in prison.


Synonymsget


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Verb groupcatch, get

12. receive (consumption) partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)partake, touch


Domain categoryChristian religion, Christianity

13. receive (cognition) regard favorably or with disapproval


SamplesHer new collection of poems was not well received.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view









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