recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Definition of recipient

: one that receives : receiver

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Other Words from recipient

recipient adjective

Examples of recipient in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saskia Kouwenberg, a Dutch journalist and human-rights campaigner who managed to smuggle out footage of an Indonesian massacre in 1991, was abruptly removed from the list of recipients. The Economist, "A row about medals reveals disputes about East Timor’s history," 12 Sep. 2019 The Lasker Foundation has announced its latest round of award recipients—one of the most respected honors within the biomedical community. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The New Apple Watch Has a Menstrual Cycle App: Brainstorm Health," 10 Sep. 2019 And in November, one of the recipients was the former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page, who went on to serve as a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Michael Crowley, New York Times, "For Second Time in 2 Weeks, Trump Awards Medal of Freedom to an Ex-N.B.A. Star," 5 Sep. 2019 One of the top recipients of money from the PAC was a company Biden created. CBS News, "Despite pledge, Biden hauls in 2020 donations from lobbyists," 3 Sep. 2019 The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch, and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "As he campaigns for president, Joe Biden tells a moving but false war story," 29 Aug. 2019 The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony. Author: Matt Viser, Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "As he campaigns for president, Joe Biden tells a moving but false war story," 29 Aug. 2019 That makes Delaware, the site of incorporation for more than 60 percent of public companies, one of the top recipients of unclaimed property across the globe. Michael Waters, The Atlantic, "What Happens to All Those Unused Gift Cards," 27 Aug. 2019 In the breach, an ASU office sent bulk emails about health insurance renewal to students without masking the identity of recipients, according to the university. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "ASU exposed student email addresses in health privacy breach," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of recipient

1558, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recipient

Latin recipient-, recipiens, present participle of recipere

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24 Oct 2019

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The first known use of recipient was in 1558

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recipient

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of recipient

formal : a person who receives something

recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Kids Definition of recipient

: someone who receives something

recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsip-ē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Medical Definition of recipient

: an individual who receives biological material (as blood or an organ) from a donor

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