Re`ceive´   Pronunciation: rė`sēv´
v. t.1.To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.
[imp. & p. p. Received (rė*sēvd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Receiving.]
2.Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.
Our hearts receive your warnings.
- Shak.
The idea of solidity we receive by our touch.
- Locke.
3.To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.
4.To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
They kindled a fire, and received us every one.
- Acts xxviii. 2.
5.To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.
6.To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.
Against his will he can receive no harm.
- Milton.
7.To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
8.(Lawn Tennis) To bat back (the ball) when served.
Receiving ship
one on board of which newly recruited sailors are received, and kept till drafted for service.
v. i.1.To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
2.(Lawn Tennis) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.
Verb1.receive - get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
Synonyms: have
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"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
Synonyms: incur, obtain, get, find
3.receive - recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
Synonyms: pick up
4.receive - of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
Synonyms: undergo, have, experience, get
5.receive - express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
Synonyms: take in, invite
6.receive - accept as true or valid; "He received Christ"
7.receive - bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
Synonyms: welcome
8.receive - convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals"
9.receive - experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"
Synonyms: encounter, meet
10.receive - have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
11.receive - receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"
Synonyms: get
12.receive - partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
13.receive - regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"

TO RECEIVE. Voluntarily to take from another what is offered.
     2. A landlord, for example, could not be said to receive the key from his tenant, when the latter left it at his house without his knowledge, unless by his acts afterwards, he should be presumed to have given his consent.

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Receditur a placitis juris
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Receiver of stolen goods
Receiver's certificate
receiver-creditor relation
Receiving reservoir
receiving set
Receiving ship
receiving system
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