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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  of  receiving  [syn:  {reception},  {receipt}] 

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