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Definition 1: convert into sounds or pictures - [verb of change]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • receive the incoming radio signals

(receive is a kind of ...) change the nature, purpose, or function of something

"convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails" "convert slaves to laborers"

Definition 2: receive a specified treatment (abstract) - [verb of change]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(receive is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of receive ) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial

"take a pulse" "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

(receive has a similar meaning as ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 3: accept as true or valid - [verb of cognition]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He received Christ

(receive is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Definition 4: regard favorably or with disapproval - [verb of cognition]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her new collection of poems was not well received

(receive is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Definition 5: bid welcome to; greet upon arrival - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(receive is a kind of ...) express greetings upon meeting someone

Definition 6: partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament - [verb of consumption]

(receive is a kind of ...) consume

"She didn't touch her food all night"

(receive belongs to category ...) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

Definition 7: express willingness to have in one's home or environs - [verb of contact]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The community warmly received the refugees

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of receive ) receive someone, as into one's house

(... is a kind of receive ) assimilate or take in

"The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"

(... is a kind of receive ) receive as a specified guest

"the doctor will see you now" "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"

(... is a kind of receive ) take up someone's soul into heaven

"This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven"

(... is a kind of receive ) admit as a member

"We were inducted into the honor society"

Definition 8: register (perceptual input) - [verb of perception]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pick up a signal

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(receive is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(... is a kind of receive ) receive a communication from someone

"We heard nothing from our son for five years"

Definition 9: go through (mental or physical states or experiences) - [verb of perception]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • get an idea
  • experience vertigo
  • get nauseous
  • receive injuries
  • have a feeling

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(receive is a kind of ...) pass through

"The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "undergo a strange sensation"

(... is a kind of receive ) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

"She suffered a fracture in the accident" "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars" "She got a bruise on her leg" "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

(... is a kind of receive ) experience or feel or submit to

"Take a test" "Take the plunge"

(... is a kind of receive ) have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps

"I horripilate when I see violence on television"

(receive implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Definition 10: receive as a retribution or punishment - [verb of perception]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He got 5 years in prison

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(receive has a similar meaning as ...) suffer from the receipt of

"She will catch hell for this behavior!"

Definition 11: get something; come into possession of - [verb of possession]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(receive is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of receive ) accept

"The cloth takes up the liquid"

(... is a kind of receive ) get by trying hard

"she hustled a free lunch from the waiter"

(... is a kind of receive ) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

(... is a kind of receive ) receive stolen goods

(... is a kind of receive ) receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies

"She graduated in 1990"

(... is a kind of receive ) receive by genetic transmission

"I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"

(receive has a similar meaning as ...) receive willingly something given or offered

"The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter" "I won't have this dog in my house!" "Please accept my present"

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lady is receiving Sunday morning

(receive is a kind of ...) have a celebration

"They were feting the patriarch of the family" "After the exam, the students were celebrating"

Definition 13: experience as a reaction - [verb of stative]

Samples where receive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My proposal met with much opposition

Synonyms for receive in the sense of this definition

(receive is a kind of ...) undergo

"The stocks had a fast run-up"

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