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receive

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈsiːv/
GET 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.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
REACT 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).Reacting and responding
WELCOME to formally welcome guests →  See also be on/at the receiving end of sth Welcoming, greeting and greetings
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