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"receive" in British English

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receiveverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈsiːv/  us   /rɪˈsiːv/
  • receive verb [T] (GET)

A2 to get or be given something: Did you receive my ​letter? I received a ​phonecall fromyourmother. They received a ​visit from the ​police. She ​died after receiving a ​blow to the ​head. Members of Parliament received a 4.2 ​percentpayincrease 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 ​formallywelcome 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 ​arrivesomewhere: My ​friendoffered to receive me at the ​railwaystation.
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 ​conferencedelegates.
be received into sth formal
to be made a ​member of an ​organization: He was received into the ​church.
(Definition of receive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"receive" in American English

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receiveverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈsiv/
  • receive verb [T] (GET)

to get or be given something: She received a ​letter from her ​son. I’ll receive my bachelor’s ​degree in the ​spring.
When a ​radio or ​television receives ​signals, it ​changes them into ​sounds or ​pictures.
  • receive verb [T] (WELCOME)

fml to ​welcome someone or something: The ​president received Fulbright cordially.
(Definition of receive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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