receptive

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adjective re·cep·tive \ri-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of receptive

  1. 1 :  able or inclined to receive; especially :  open and responsive to ideas, impressions, or suggestions

  2. 2a of a sensory end organ :  fit to receive and transmit stimulib :  sensory

  3. 3 of a female animal :  willing to copulate with a male a receptive mare

receptively

adverb

receptiveness

noun

receptivity

play \ˌrē-ˌsep-ˈti-və-tē, ri-\ noun

Examples of receptive in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of receptive

15th century


RECEPTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

receptive

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adjective

Definition of receptive for English Language Learners

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


RECEPTIVE Defined for Kids

receptive

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adjective re·cep·tive \ri-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of receptive for Students

  1. :  willing to consider new ideas


Medical Dictionary

receptive

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adjective re·cep·tive \ri-ˈsep-tiv\

Medical Definition of receptive

  1. 1:  open and responsive to ideas, impressions, or suggestions

  2. 2aof a sensory end organ :  fit to receive and transmit stimulib:  sensory 1

receptiveness

noun

receptivity

\ˌrē-ˌsep-ˈtiv-ət-ē, ri-\play noun plural

receptivities



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