[re.ceive] vb re.ceived ; re.ceiv.ing [ME, fr. ONF receivre, fr. L recipere, fr. re- + capere to take--more at heave] vt (14c) 1: to come into possession of: acquire "~ a gift"
2. a: to act as a receptacle or container for "the cistern ~s water from the roof" b: to assimilate through the mind or senses "~ 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 ~s clear impressions" c: acquire, experience "received his early schooling at home" d: to suffer the hurt or injury of "received a broken nose" ~ vi 1: to be a recipient
2: to be at home to visitors "~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