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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Receive  \Re*ceive"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Received};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Receiving}.]  [OF.  receiver,  recevoir  F.  recevoir 
  fr  L.  recipere  pref.  re-  re-  +  capere  to  take  seize.  See 
  See  {Capable},  {Heave},  and  cf  {Receipt},  {Reception}, 
  1.  To  take  as  something  that  is  offered,  given  committed, 
  sent,  paid,  or  the  like  to  accept  as  to  receive  money 
  offered  in  payment  of  a  debt;  to  receive  a  gift,  a 
  message,  or  a  letter. 
  Receyven  all  in  gree  that  God  us  sent.  --Chaucer. 
  2.  Hence:  To  gain  the  knowledge  of  to  take  into  the  mind  by 
  assent  to  to  give  admission  to  to  accept  as  an  opinion, 
  notion,  etc.;  to  embrace. 
  Our  hearts  receive  your  warnings.  --Shak. 
  The  idea  of  solidity  we  receives  by  our  touch. 
  3.  To  allow  as  a  custom,  tradition,  or  the  like  to  give 
  credence  or  acceptance  to 
  Many  other  things  there  be  which  they  have  received 
  to  hold  as  the  washing  of  cups,  and  pots.  --Mark 
  vii.  4. 
  4.  To  give  admittance  to  to  permit  to  enter  as  into  one's 
  house,  presence,  company,  and  the  like  as  to  receive  a 
  lodger,  visitor,  ambassador,  messenger,  etc 
  They  kindled  a  fire,  and  received  us  every  one 
  --Acts  xxviii. 
  5.  To  admit  to  take  in  to  hold  to  contain;  to  have 
  capacity  fro;  to  be  able  to  take  in 
  The  brazen  altar  that  was  before  the  Lord  was  too 
  little  to  receive  the  burnt  offerings.  --1  Kings 
  viii.  64. 
  6.  To  be  affected  by  something  to  suffer;  to  be  subjected 
  to  as  to  receive  pleasure  or  pain;  to  receive  a  wound  or 
  a  blow;  to  receive  damage. 
  Against  his  will  he  can  receive  no  harm.  --Milton. 
  7.  To  take  from  a  thief,  as  goods  known  to  be  stolen. 
  8.  (Lawn  Tennis)  To  bat  back  (the  ball)  when  served. 
  {Receiving  ship},  one  on  board  of  which  newly  recruited 
  sailors  are  received,  and  kept  till  drafted  for  service. 
  Syn:  To  accept  take  allow  hold  retain;  admit 
  Usage:  {Receive},  {Accept}.  To  receive  describes  simply  the 
  act  of  taking.  To  accept  denotes  the  taking  with 
  approval,  or  for  the  purposes  for  which  a  thing  is 
  offered.  Thus  we  receive  a  letter  when  it  comes  to 
  hand;  we  receive  news  when  it  reaches  us  we  accept  a 
  present  when  it  is  offered;  we  accept  an  invitation  to 
  dine  with  a  friend. 
  Who  if  we  knew  What  we  receive,  would  either 
  not  accept  Life  offered,  or  soon  beg  to  lay  it 
  down  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Receive  \Re*ceive"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  receive  visitors;  to  be  at  home  to  receive  calls;  as 
  she  receives  on  Tuesdays. 
  2.  (Lawn  Tennis)  To  return,  or  bat  back  the  ball  when 
  served;  as  it  is  your  turn  to  receive. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  get  something  come  into  possession  of  "receive  payment"; 
  "receive  a  gift";  "receive  letters  from  the  front"  [syn: 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {get}, 
  {find},  {obtain},  {incur}] 
  3:  of  perceptual  input:  receive  a  signal,  receive  news  receive 
  a  verdict,  etc  [syn:  {pick  up}] 
  4:  of  mental  or  bodily  states  or  experiences:  "get  an  idea"; 
  "experience  vertigo";  "get  nauseous";  "undergo  a  strange 
  sensation";  "The  fluid  undergoes  shear";  "receive 
  injuries";  "have  a  feeling"  [syn:  {experience},  {have},  {get}, 
  5:  express  willingness  to  have  in  one's  home  or  environs;  "The 
  community  warmly  received  the  refugees"  [syn:  {take  in},  {invite}] 
  6:  accept  as  true  or  valid;  "He  received  Christ" 
  7:  bid  welcome  to  greet  upon  arrival  [syn:  {welcome}]  [ant:  {say 
  8:  convert  into  sounds  or  pictures,  of  incoming  radio  signals 
  9:  experience  as  a  reaction;  "My  proposal  met  with  much 
  opposition"  [syn:  {meet},  {encounter}] 
  10:  have  or  give  give  a  reception;  "The  lady  is  receiving  Sunday 
  11:  receive  as  a  retribution  or  punishment;  "He  got  5  years  in 
  prison"  [syn:  {get}] 
  12:  partake  of  the  Eucharist,  in  a  Christian  church 

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