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English definition of “receive”

receive

verb [T] (GET)    /rɪˈsiːv/
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.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things (of a radio or television) to change a signal into sounds and pictures → See also receptionRadioTelevision to be able to hear someone's voice when they are communicating with you by radio: I'm receiving you loud and clear.Radio
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