Synonyms and related words:
abide by, accede, accept, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, acclaim, acknowledge receipt of, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquire, admit, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, ascertain, assent, assimilate, assume, be certain, be paid, be subjected to, be told, bear, believe, believe without reservation, buy, catch up, cheer, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, clear, clench, clinch, clutch, collect, come by, come in for, come into, complete, comply, comprehend, comprise, consent, contain, count in, cover, credit, derive, derive from, drag down, drain off, draw, draw from, draw off, earn, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, endure, envisage, experience, fill, fill in, fill out, find out, gain, gather, get, get hold of, give an entree, give faith to, give the nod, glom on to, grab, grab hold of, grapple, grasp, greet, grip, gripe, gross, hail, have, have coming in, hear, hold, hold with, home on, hug, identify, immit, in toto, include, incorporate, inherit, intromit, lay hands on, lay hold of, learn, let in, loot, make, map, mark paid, meet, meet with, nail, net, nip, nip up, nod, nod assent, number among, obtain, occupy, palm, partake, pick up, pillage, pinpoint, pocket, possess, profit, pull down, put faith in, receipt, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, scan, secure, seize, set store by, snap up, snatch, spot, steal, subscribe to, suffer, sustain, swallow, sweep, take, take by assault, take by storm, take for granted, take hold of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take kindly to, take on, take on faith, take on trust, take over, take possession, take stock in, take up, throw open to, trigger, trust, tune in, undergo, vote for, welcome, whip up, yes, yield assent

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Receive — Re*ceive (r[ e]*s[=e]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Received} (r[ e]*s[=e]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Receiving}.] [OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref. re re + capere to take, seize. See {Capable}, {Heave}, and cf. {Receipt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • receive — receive, accept, admit, take can all mean to permit to come into one s possession, presence, group, mind, or substance. They are seldom interchangeable except within a narrow range and, even then, rarely without modification of the thought… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • receive — [ri sēv′] vt. received, receiving [ME receiven < Anglo Fr receivre < OFr < L recipere < re , back + capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to take or get (something given, offered, sent, etc.); acquire or accept 2. to encounter; experience [to …   English World dictionary

  • receive — I (acquire) verb accept, accipere, assume, be given, capere, catch, collect, come by, derive, draw, earn, gain, gather, get, inherit, make, obtain, pick up, pocket, procure, realize, reap, secure, seize, take, take in, take possession, win… …   Law dictionary

  • Receive — Re*ceive (r[ e]*s[=e]v ), v. i. 1. To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays. [1913 Webster] 2. (Lawn Tennis) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • receive — [v1] accept delivery of something accept, acquire, admit, apprehend, appropriate, arrogate, assume, be given, be informed, be in receipt of, be told, catch, collect, come by, come into, cop*, corral*, derive, draw, earn, gain, gather, get, get… …   New thesaurus

  • receive —   [engl.], empfangen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • receive — (v.) c.1300, from O.N.Fr. receivre (O.Fr. recoivre), from L. recipere regain, take back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + cipere, comb. form of capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Radio and (later) television sense is attested from 19 …   Etymology dictionary

  • receive — is a key word supporting the rule of spelling ‘i before e except after c’. See i before e …   Modern English usage

  • receive — ► VERB 1) be given, presented with, or paid. 2) accept or take delivery of. 3) chiefly Brit. buy or accept (goods known to be stolen). 4) form (an idea or impression) from an experience. 5) detect or pick up (broadcast signals). 6) (in tennis and …   English terms dictionary

  • receive — re|ceive W1S1 [rıˈsi:v] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be given something)¦ 2¦(be sent something)¦ 3¦(treatment)¦ 4¦(reaction to something)¦ 5 be on/at the receiving end (of something) 6 receive an injury/blow 7¦(people)¦ 8¦(by radio)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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