Synonyms for (verb) receive

Synonyms: receive

Definition: convert into sounds or pictures

Usage: receive the incoming radio signals

Similar words: convert

Definition: change the nature, purpose, or function of something

Usage: convert lead into gold; convert hotels into jails; convert slaves to laborers


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: receive

Definition: regard favorably or with disapproval

Usage: Her new collection of poems was not well received

Similar words: reckon, regard, consider, view, see

Definition: deem to be

Usage: She views this quite differently from me; I consider her to be shallow; I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do


Synonyms: receive

Definition: accept as true or valid

Usage: He received Christ

Similar words: accept

Definition: consider or hold as true

Usage: I cannot accept the dogma of this church; accept an argument


Synonyms: receive, welcome

Definition: bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

Similar words: greet, recognise, recognize

Definition: express greetings upon meeting someone


Synonyms: receive

Definition: partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

Similar words: touch, partake

Definition: consume

Usage: She didn't touch her food all night


Synonyms: receive, pick up

Definition: register (perceptual input)

Usage: pick up a signal

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: undergo

Definition: pass through

Usage: The chemical undergoes a sudden change; The fluid undergoes shear; undergo a strange sensation


Synonyms: have, receive

Definition: get something; come into possession of

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

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: receive

Definition: have or give a reception

Usage: The lady is receiving Sunday morning

Similar words: celebrate, fete

Definition: have a celebration

Usage: They were feting the patriarch of the family; After the exam, the students were celebrating


Synonyms: encounter, meet, receive

Definition: experience as a reaction

Usage: My proposal met with much opposition

Similar words: experience, have

Definition: undergo

Usage: The stocks had a fast run-up