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[ verb ] get something; come into possession of

Synonyms

have

Examples

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

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

`` This is one of the major items in the Fulton_County general assistance program '' , the jury said , but the State_Welfare_Department `` has seen_fit to distribute these funds through the welfare departments of all the counties in the state with the exception of Fulton_County , which receives none of_this money .

Nevertheless , `` we feel that in_the_future Fulton_County should receive some portion of these available funds '' , the jurors said .

Rep._Mac_Barber of Commerce is asking the House in a privilege resolution to `` endorse increased federal support for public education , provided_that such funds be received and expended '' as state funds .

Davis received 1119 votes in Saturday 's election , and Bush got 402 .

During the election campaign , both candidates , Davis and Bush , reportedly received anonymous telephone_calls .

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[ verb ] receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Synonyms

get obtain find incur

Examples

"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"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

`` Only a relative handful of such reports was received '' , the jury said , `` considering the widespread interest in the election , the number of voters and the size of_this city '' .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The proposal would have to receive final legislative approval , by two-thirds majorities , before March 1 to be printed on the April 4 ballot , Roberts said .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

There are some passages in the writings of Irenaeus where the image of God and the similitude are sharply distinguished , so most notably in the statement : `` If the [ Holy ] Spirit is absent from the soul , such a man is indeed of an animal nature ; and , being left carnal , he will be an imperfect being , possessing the image [ of God ] in his formation , but not receiving the similitude [ of God ] through the Spirit '' .

If death receives more_than its share of attention from the theologian and if sin receives less_than its share , the gift of the life_eternal through Christ begins to look_like the divinely appointed means of rescue from temporal , i.e. , created , existence .

If death receives more_than its share of attention from the theologian and if sin receives less_than its share , the gift of the life_eternal through Christ begins to look_like the divinely appointed means of rescue from temporal , i.e. , created , existence .

Related terms

change take get

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[ verb ] of perceptual input: receive a signal, receive news, receive a verdict, etc.

Synonyms

pick_up

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

But then this theory confesses that it is completely at_a_loss as to how the image can possibly be received by the brain .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Receiving no answer , they set the fire .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Upon receiving the news , Northern writers , editors , and clergymen heaped accusations of murder on the Southern states , particularly Virginia .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

If he wanted to know anything , he would end_up asking about it point-blank , but in this guileless manner he would probably receive more truthful answers than if he tried to get them by indirection .

Related terms

perceive hear receiver

4
[ verb ] of mental or physical states or experiences

Examples

: "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"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Even Joan_Sutherland may not have anticipated the tremendous reception she received from the Metropolitan_Opera audience attending her debut as Lucia in Donizetti 's `` Lucia_di_Lammermoor '' Sunday night .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Only the independent art_schools , that_is , those not connected with any university or college , receive severe and separate investigation before accreditation by the various regional organizations .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Piepsam tries to stop him by force , receives a push in the chest from `` Life '' , and is left standing in impotent and growing rage , while a crowd begins to gather .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Geometric pottery has not_yet received the thorough , detailed study which it deserves , partly because the task is a mammoth one and partly because some of its local manifestations , as at Argos , are only now coming_to_light .

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[ verb ] express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Synonyms

take_in invite

Examples

"The community warmly received the refugees"

Used in print

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Russell had reached the house as Cook surmised , dismounted , but just as the old trapper opened the door to receive him , he fell into the trapper 's arms - dead .

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[ verb ] accept as true or valid

Examples

"He received Christ"

Used in print

(National Review, xi: 26...)

We officially receive the anti-French , Moscow-allied Algerian FLN , but we denounce the pro-Europe , anti-Communist OAS as criminal .

(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)

I believe , therefore , that we are without exception sinners , by nature alienated from God , and that Jesus_Christ , the Son of God , came to earth , the representative Head of a new race , to die upon the cross and pay the penalty of the sin of the world , and that he who thus receives Christ as his personal Saviour is `` born again '' spiritually , with new privileges , appetites , and affections , destined to live and grow in His likeness forever .

Nor can any man save himself by good works or by a commendable `` moral life '' , although such works are the natural fruits and evidences of a saving faith already received and naturally expressing itself through such avenues .

`` God so loved the world , that he gave his only begotten Son , that whosoever believeth in him should not perish , but have everlasting life '' , and `` as_many as received him , to them gave he power to become the sons of God , even to them that believe on his name '' .

You can receive God into your heart and life by a step of personal faith .

Related terms

accept

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[ verb ] convert into sounds or pictures, of incoming radio signals

Used in print

(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)

It probably will be necessary to install an outside antenna , particularly to receive CONELRAD broadcasts .

Therefore , civil_defense instructions received over CONELRAD or by other means should be followed .

Related terms

convert receiver

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[ verb ] bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

Synonyms

welcome

Used in print

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

There was never a doubt any_more how his structures would be received ; it was always the same unqualified success now .

Related terms

say_farewell greet greeter

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[ verb ] experience as a reaction

Synonyms

meet encounter

Examples

"My proposal met with much opposition"

Used in print

(Jean Mercier, Whatever You Do, Don't Panic....)

The cake was received in a stunned silence that was evidence in itself of the dearth of taste thrills Mama had been providing .

Related terms

have

10
[ verb ] have or give a reception

Examples

"The lady is receiving Sunday morning"

Related terms

celebrate reception

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[ verb ] receive as a retribution or punishment

Synonyms

get

Examples

"He got 5 years in prison"

Related terms

catch

12
[ verb ] regard favorably or with disapproval

Examples

"Her new collection of poems was not well received"

Related terms

see

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[ verb ] partake of the Eucharist, in a Christian church

Related terms

partake Christianity

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