Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb receive

13 senses of receive

Sense 1
receive, have -- (get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front")
       => get, acquire -- (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")

Sense 2
receive, get, find, obtain, incur -- (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")
       => change -- (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")

Sense 3
pick up, receive -- (register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 4
experience, receive, have, get -- (go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling")
       => undergo -- (pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation")

Sense 5
receive, take in, invite -- (express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees")

Sense 6
receive -- (accept as true or valid; "He received Christ")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

Sense 7
welcome, receive -- (bid welcome to; greet upon arrival)
       => greet, recognize, recognise -- (express greetings upon meeting someone)

Sense 8
receive -- (convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals")
       => convert -- (change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers")

Sense 9
meet, encounter, receive -- (experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition")
       => have, experience -- (undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up")

Sense 10
receive -- (have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning")
       => celebrate, fete -- (have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating")

Sense 11
get, receive -- (receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison")

Sense 12
receive -- (partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament)
       => partake, touch -- (consume; "She didn't touch her food all night")

Sense 13
receive -- (regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received")
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (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")

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