W1S1 [rıˈsi:v] v [T]
1¦(be given something)¦
2¦(be sent something)¦
4¦(reaction to something)¦
5 be on/at the receiving end (of something)
6 receive an injury/blow
8¦(by radio)¦
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old North French; Origin: receivre, from Latin recipere, from capere 'to take']
to be given something
= ↑get
All the children will receive a small gift.
receive sth from sb
She received an honorary degree from Harvard.
receive attention/affection/support
She received no support from her parents.
receive payment/money/a pension etc
They will be entitled to receive unemployment benefit.
receive a prize/award/gift etc
He went up to receive his award from the mayor.
receive education/training
16- to 18-year-olds receiving full-time education
Lee received 324 votes (=324 people voted for him) .
formal to get a letter, message, or telephone call, or something which someone has sent you
receive sth from sb
He received a letter from his insurance company.
If you would like to receive further information , return the attached form.
We have received numerous complaints about the noise.
formal if you receive a particular type of medical treatment, it is done to you
He received hospital treatment for a cut over his eye.
4.) ¦(REACTION TO SOMETHING)¦ [usually passive]
to react in a particular way to a suggestion, idea, performance etc
The film was well received by critics (=they said it was good) .
He received the news in silence.
5.) be on/at the receiving end (of sth)
to be the person who is affected by someone else's actions, usually in an unpleasant way
She found herself on the receiving end of racist abuse.
6.) receive an injury/blow
formal to be injured or hit
7.) ¦(PEOPLE)¦
formal to officially accept someone as a guest or member of a group
receive guests/visitors
She isn't well enough to receive visitors yet.
receive sb into sth
She was later received into the Church.
8.) ¦(BY RADIO)¦
a) if a radio or television receives radio waves or other signals, it makes them become sounds or pictures
b) to be able to hear a radio message that someone is sending
Receiving you loud and clear!'
HINT sense 1
In spoken English it is more usual to use get.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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