Meaning of RECEIVE in English


Pronunciation: ri- ' s ē v

Function: verb

Inflected Form: re · ceived ; re · ceiv · ing

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French receivre, from Latin recipere, from re- + capere to take ― more at HEAVE

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1 : to come into possession of : ACQUIRE < receive a gift>

2 a : to act as a receptacle or container for <the cistern receive s water from the roof> b : to assimilate through the mind or senses < receive new ideas>

3 a : to permit to enter : ADMIT b : WELCOME , GREET c : to react to in a specified manner

4 : to accept as authoritative, true, or accurate : BELIEVE

5 a : to support the weight or pressure of : BEAR b : to take (a mark or impression) from the weight of something <some clay receive s clear impressions> c : ACQUIRE , EXPERIENCE < received his early schooling at home> d : to suffer the hurt or injury of < received a broken nose>

intransitive verb

1 : to be a recipient

2 : to be at home to visitors < receive s on Tuesdays>

3 : to convert incoming radio waves into perceptible signals

4 : to prepare to take possession of the ball from a kick in football

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.