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1. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] get something; come into possession of.

Synonyms

  • hustle
  • have
  • accept
  • inherit
  • fence
  • graduate
  • take in
  • get
  • take
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify
  • iodinate

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Receive

  • preconceive
  • misconceive
  • satanjeev
  • misperceive
  • disbelieve
  • vancleve
  • tel-aviv
  • maharive
  • interweave
  • interleave
  • sanjiv
  • retrieve
  • reprieve
  • mccleave
  • conceive
  • relieve
  • rajiv
  • perceive
  • laneve
  • geneve
  • deceive
  • believe
  • aggrieve
  • stieve
  • steve
  • sleeve
  • shreve
  • shreeve
  • naive
  • kleve

How to spell receive? Is it recieve? Or receiv? Common misspellings are:

  • recieve
  • receiv

Example sentences of the word receive


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Dogs that receive high enough scores are awarded titles according to the class and level they are in.

2. Verb, base form
Employees know that in return for making a sale, they will receive something also.

Quotes containing the word receive


1. We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
- Max de Pree

2. Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
- Karl A. Menninger

3. The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
- William Shenstone

2. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] register (perceptual input).

Synonyms

  • comprehend
  • hear
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • end
  • pull out
  • leave
  • go

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] receive a specified treatment (abstract).

Synonyms

  • acquire
  • change
  • get
  • incur
  • take
  • obtain

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • leave office
  • linger
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] go through (mental or physical states or experiences).

Synonyms

  • perceive
  • suffer
  • have
  • experience
  • comprehend
  • get
  • sustain
  • undergo
  • take

Antonyms

  • repel
  • arrive
  • pack
  • dock

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] express willingness to have in one's home or environs.

Synonyms

  • induct
  • see
  • absorb
  • assume
  • invite
  • take in

Antonyms

  • undeceive
  • emit
  • let out
  • lend

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] accept as true or valid.

Antonyms

  • disbelieve

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] bid welcome to; greet upon arrival.

Synonyms

  • recognize
  • recognise
  • greet

Antonyms

  • reprobate
  • contract out
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] convert into sounds or pictures.

Antonyms

  • stand still

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] experience as a reaction.

Synonyms

  • have
  • experience
  • meet

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • be full
  • enjoy
  • better

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. receive

verb. ['rəˈsiːv, rɪˈsiːv, riːˈsiːv'] regard favorably or with disapproval.

Synonyms

  • see
  • consider
  • regard
  • view

Antonyms

  • lose
  • dishonor
  • be well
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • receiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • recever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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