Meaning of “receive” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /rɪˈsiːv/
Extra Examples
The first ten correct entries will receive a prize.I receive all my work via e-mail.We receive a lot of enquiries about tax issues.Each person receives a membership number when they join.They received a research grant for the project.

A2 to get something that someone has given or sent to you:

Occasionally, he receives letters from fans.
She received a number of awards during her lifetime.

to react to a suggestion or piece of work in a particular way:

[ often passive ] His first book was not well received (= people did not like it).

(Definition of “receive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)