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receptive

adjective re·cep·tive \ri-ˈsep-tiv\

: willing to listen to or accept ideas, suggestions, etc.

Full Definition of RECEPTIVE

1
:  able or inclined to receive; especially :  open and responsive to ideas, impressions, or suggestions
2
a of a sensory end organ :  fit to receive and transmit stimuli
b :  sensory
3
of a female animal :  willing to copulate with a male <a receptive mare>
re·cep·tive·ly adverb
re·cep·tive·ness noun
re·cep·tiv·i·ty \ˌrē-ˌsep-ˈti-və-tē, ri-\ noun
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Examples of RECEPTIVE

  1. I was happy to be speaking before such a receptive audience.
  2. <needed a partner who was receptive to new ways of managing the business>

First Known Use of RECEPTIVE

15th century
RECEPTIVELY Defined for Kids

receptive

adjective re·cep·tive \ri-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of RECEPTIVE for Kids

:  willing to consider new ideas
Medical Dictionary

receptive

adjective re·cep·tive \ri-ˈsep-tiv\

Medical Definition of RECEPTIVE

1
:  open and responsive to ideas, impressions, or suggestions
2
a of a sensory end organ :  fit to receive and transmit stimuli b :  sensory 1
re·cep·tive·ness noun
re·cep·tiv·i·ty \ˌrē-ˌsep-ˈtiv-ət-ē, ri-\ noun, plural re·cep·tiv·i·ties

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