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Overview of verb receive

The verb receive has 13 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (122) receive, have

(get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front")

2. (27) receive, get, find, obtain, incur

(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")

3. (25) pick up, receive

(register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal")

4. (22) experience, receive, have, get

(go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling")

5. (16) receive, take in, invite

(express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees")

6. (8) receive

(accept as true or valid; "He received Christ")

7. (2) welcome, receive

(bid welcome to; greet upon arrival)

8. (2) receive

(convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals")

9. (1) meet, encounter, receive

(experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition")

10. receive

(have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning")

11. get, receive

(receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison")

12. receive

(partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament)

13. receive

(regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received")

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