receive[ ri-seev ]SEE DEFINITION OF receive
Synonyms for receive
- pick up
- take in
- be given
- be in receipt of
- be informed
- be told
- come by
- come into
- get from
- get hands on
- get hold of
- latch on to
- pull down
- take possession
Antonyms for receive
- let go
- throw away
- turn away
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECEIVE
“We hoped to receive counsel from our uncle at Hyde,” added Ambrose.
Perhaps it is hard to receive it in such a way, but I can have it.
I forgive you, if you are sorry for the fault, and my arms are ready to receive you.
All laws to secure these ends will receive my best efforts for their enforcement.
In the hour of triumph the government was doomed to receive a stunning blow.
On his return he addressed, by their request, the people gathered to receive him.
I will hear no pleas, I will receive no letter, nor expostulation.
Nevertheless I believe they all think that I receive letters from Mr. Lovelace.
He whirled to receive the muzzle of a revolver in his stomach.
Had they not come that she might show off to them, and receive their approbation!
c.1300, from Old North French receivre (Old French recoivre) "seize, take hold of, pick up; welcome, accept," from Latin recipere "regain, take back, bring back, carry back, recover; take to oneself, take in, admit," from re- "back," though the exact sense here is obscure (see re-) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take" (see capable). Radio and (later) television sense is attested from 1908. Related: Received; receiving.