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English definition of “receive”

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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