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English definition of “receive”


verb [T] (WELCOME)    /rɪˈsiːv/
to formally welcome a visitor or guest: She stood by the door to receive her guests as they arrived. → See also receptionWelcoming, greeting and greetings 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 or them: The prime minister's speech was well/warmly/coldly, etc. received by the conference delegates.Reacting and responding be received into sth formal to be made a member of an organization: He was received into the church.Joining and leaving groups and organizations
(Definition of receive verb (WELCOME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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