Meaning of “receive” in the English Dictionary

"receive" in 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 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.

(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)