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receive

verb [T] uk   us   /rɪˈsiːv/

receive verb [T] (GET)

A2 to get or be given something: Did you receive my letter? I received a phone call from your mother. They received a visit from the police. She died after receiving a blow to the head. Members of Parliament received a 4.2 percent pay increase this year. (of a radio or television) to change a signal into sounds and pictures
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to be able to hear someone's voice when they are communicating with you by radio: I'm receiving you loud and clear.
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receive verb [T] (WELCOME)

to formally welcome a visitor or guest: She stood by the door to receive her guests as they arrived.
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Indian English to meet someone when they arrive somewhere: My friend offered to receive me at the railway station.C1 to react to something or someone in a particular way that shows how you feel about it, him, or her: The speech was well/warmly/coldly, etc. received by the conference delegates.be received into sth formal to be made a member of an organization: He was received into the church.
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