Definition of receive
- receive a gift
- the cistern receives water from the roof
- receive new ideas
You will be charged a late fee if the electric company does not receive your payment on time.
I received a letter from her yesterday.
You will receive a discount if you spend over $100.
She received the news of his death with remarkable calmness.
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: to get or be given (something)
: to react to (something) in a specified way
: to welcome (someone) in usually a formal way
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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