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Dictionary definition for: Receive

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

2. (v) 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. (v) recieve (perceptual input) "pick up a signal"

4. (v) of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea" "experience vertigo" "get nauseous" "undergo a strange sensation" "The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "receive injuries" "have a feeling"

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

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

7. (v) bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

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

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

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

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

12. (v) partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

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

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