One entry found for receive.
Main Entry: re·ceive
Pronunciation: ri-primarystresssemacronv
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·ceived; re·ceiv·ing
Etymology: Middle English receiven "to gain possession of," from early French receivre (same meaning), from Latin recipere "receive, take back," from re- "back, again" and capere "to take" --related to ACCEPT, CAPTURE
1 : to take or get something that is given, paid, or sent <receive the money> <receive a letter>
2 : to welcome on arrival : GREET <receive friends>
3 : to hold a reception <receive from four to six o'clock>
4 : 2EXPERIENCE <receive a shock>
5 : to change incoming radio waves into sounds or pictures

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