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receive

verb

1 receive

Get something; come into possession of:
— Receive payment.
— Receive a gift.
— Receive letters from the front.

synonym: have.

Roget 810: receive etc. 785; take money; draw from, derive from; acquire etc. 775; take etc. 789.    bring in, ... show more

Roget 76: be included in &c.; come under, fall under, range under; belong to, pertain to; range with; merge in.    include, comprise, comprehend, contain, admit, ... show more

Roget 484: believe, credit; give faith to, give credit to, credence to; see, realize; assume, receive; set down for, take for; have it, take it; ... show more

Roget 488: assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree etc. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, ... show more

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Dutch: beƫrven, bekomen, krijgen, ontvangen, verkrijgen



2 receive

Receive a specified treatment (abstract):
— These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation.
— His movie received a good review.

synonyms: find, get, incur, obtain.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

3 receive

Register (perceptual input).

synonym: pick up.

Dutch: doorkrijgen, ontvangen

4 receive

Go through (mental or physical states or experiences):
— Receive injuries.

synonyms: experience, get, have.

5 receive

Express willingness to have in one's home or environs:
— The community warmly received the refugees.

synonyms: invite, take in.

Roget 296: give entrance to, give admittance to, give the entree; introduce, intromit; usher, admit, receive, import, bring in, open the door to, throw in, ingest, absorb, ... show more

Roget 785: receive; take etc. 789; acquire etc. 775; admit.    take in, catch, touch; pocket; put into one's pocket, put into one's purse; ... show more

Dutch: uitnodigen

6 receive

Accept as true or valid.

7 receive

Bid welcome to; greet upon arrival.

synonym: welcome.

Roget 892: be sociable etc. adj.; know; be acquainted etc. adj.; associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with; eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, ... show more

Roget 894: be courteous etc. adj.; show courtesy etc. n.. mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the amiable; ... show more

Dutch: begroeten

8 receive

Convert into sounds or pictures.

Dutch: ontvangen

9 receive

Experience as a reaction.

synonyms: encounter, meet.

10 receive

Have or give a reception.

11 receive

Receive as a retribution or punishment.

synonym: get.

12 receive

Partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament.

13 receive

Regard favorably or with disapproval.


Moby thesaurus: abide by, accede, accept, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, acclaim, acknowledge receipt of, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquire, admit, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, ascertain, assent, assimilate, assume, be certain ... show more.

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