Definitions for receive

Definitions for (verb) receive

Main entry: receive

Definition: convert into sounds or pictures

Usage: receive the incoming radio signals

Main entry: incur, get, obtain, receive, find

Definition: receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Usage: 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

Main entry: receive

Definition: regard favorably or with disapproval

Usage: Her new collection of poems was not well received

Main entry: receive

Definition: accept as true or valid

Usage: He received Christ

Main entry: receive, welcome

Definition: bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

Main entry: receive

Definition: partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

Main entry: invite, take in, receive

Definition: express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Usage: The community warmly received the refugees

Main entry: receive, pick up

Definition: register (perceptual input)

Usage: pick up a signal

Main entry: receive, experience, get, have

Definition: go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Usage: get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling

Main entry: get, receive

Definition: receive as a retribution or punishment

Usage: He got 5 years in prison

Main entry: have, receive

Definition: get something; come into possession of

Usage: receive payment; receive a gift; receive letters from the front

Main entry: receive

Definition: have or give a reception

Usage: The lady is receiving Sunday morning

Main entry: encounter, meet, receive

Definition: experience as a reaction

Usage: My proposal met with much opposition

Visual thesaurus for receive