1. [ verb ] get something; come into possession of
Synonyms: have

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

Related terms: get graduate take_in accept inherit fence accept reception accept
2. [ verb ] receive a specified treatment (abstract)
Synonyms: get obtain find incur

"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"

Related terms: change take get
3. [ verb ] of perceptual input: receive a signal, receive news, receive a verdict, etc.
Synonyms: pick_up
Related terms: perceive hear receiver
4. [ verb ] of mental or physical states or experiences
Synonyms: have get undergo experience

: "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"

Related terms: take suffer respire labor horripilate experience perceive
5. [ verb ] express willingness to have in one's home or environs
Synonyms: take_in invite

"The community warmly received the refugees"

Related terms: see welcome absorb induct assume invitation
6. [ verb ] accept as true or valid

"He received Christ"

Related terms: accept
7. [ verb ] convert into sounds or pictures, of incoming radio signals
Related terms: convert receiver
8. [ verb ] bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
Synonyms: welcome
Related terms: say_farewell greet greeter
9. [ verb ] experience as a reaction
Synonyms: meet encounter

"My proposal met with much opposition"

Related terms: have
10. [ verb ] have or give a reception

"The lady is receiving Sunday morning"

Related terms: celebrate reception
11. [ verb ] receive as a retribution or punishment
Synonyms: get

"He got 5 years in prison"

Related terms: catch
12. [ verb ] regard favorably or with disapproval

"Her new collection of poems was not well received"

Related terms: see
13. [ verb ] partake of the Eucharist, in a Christian church
Related terms: partake Christianity