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re·cip·i·ent

 (rĭ-sĭp′ē-ənt)
n.
1. One that receives or is given something: recipients of the award.
2. One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
adj.
Functioning as a receiver; receptive.

[Latin recipiēns, recipient-, present participle of recipere, to receive; see receive.]
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recipient

(rɪˈsɪpɪənt)
n
a person who or thing that receives
adj
a less common word for receptive
[C16: via French from Latin recipiēns, from recipere to receive]
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re•cip•i•ent

(rɪˈsɪp i ənt)

n.
1. one that receives; receiver.
adj.
2. receiving or able to receive.
[1550–60; < Latin recipient-, recipiēns, present participle of recipere to receive; see -ent]
re•cip′i•ence, re•cip′i•en•cy, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recipient - a person who receives somethingrecipient - a person who receives something  
acquirer - a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
addressee - one to whom something is addressed
alienee, grantee - someone to whom the title of property is transferred
annuitant - the recipient of an annuity
assignee - (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
beneficiary, donee - the recipient of funds or other benefits
borrower - someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent
conferee - a person on whom something is bestowed; "six honorary were conferred; the conferees were..."
consignee - the person to whom merchandise is delivered over
dependant, dependent - a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
grantee - a recipient of a grant
heir, heritor, inheritor - a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
honoree - a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments
host - (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
mandatary, mandatory - the recipient of a mandate
payee - a person to whom money is paid
protege - a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
sendee - the intended recipient of a message
transferee - (law) someone to whom a title or property is conveyed
warrantee - a recipient of a warrant issued by a court in the United States
2.recipient - the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
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recipient

noun receiver, beneficiary, donee, legatee the largest recipient of foreign aid
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Translations
مُتَسَلِّم، مُتَلَقٍّمُسْتَلِم
příjemce
modtager
vastaanottaja
primatelj
átvevõ
viîtakandi
受取人
수령인
gavėjas
saņēmējs
príjemca
mottagare
ผู้ได้รับ
người nhận

recipient

[rɪˈsɪpɪənt] N [of letter, gift] → destinatario/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

recipient

[rɪˈsɪpiənt] n
[grant, services, cheque] → bénéficiaire mf
[letter] → destinataire mf
[award] → récipiendaire mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

recipient

nEmpfänger(in) m(f); Susan, as the recipient of his attentionsSusan, der seine Aufmerksamkeiten galten
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

recipient

[rɪˈsɪpɪənt] n (of letter) → destinatario/a; (of cheque) → beneficiario/a; (of award) → assegnatario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

recipient

(rəˈsipiənt) noun
a person who receives something. the recipient of a letter.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

recipient

مُسْتَلِم příjemce modtager Empfänger παραλήπτης recipiente vastaanottaja bénéficiaire primatelj destinatario 受取人 수령인 ontvanger mottaker odbiorca beneficiário, recebedor адресат mottagare ผู้ได้รับ alıcı người nhận 接受者
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re·cip·i·ent

1. n. receptor, vasija, recipiente;
2. paciente que recibe una transfusión, un implante de tejido u órgano de un donante; [as in an organ receiver];
3. receptor, [mail] destinatario.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

recipient

n (of a transfusion, transplant, etc.) receptor -ra mf (de una transfusión, un trasplante, etc.)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The warm greetings and felicitations of which our travellers were the recipients may be imagined.
The delighted recipients of these munificent gifts would gladly have poured out their thanks to their generous benefactor, but they had seen him, upon quitting the hut, merely give some orders to a sailor, and then springing lightly on horseback, leave Marseilles by the Porte d'Aix.
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I do not stop to inquire whether we are both the victims of a delusion, or whether we are the chosen recipients of a supernatural communication.
As my eyes met theirs I was, for the second time, the recipient of their zealously guarded applause.
Some years later, the second mate, the recipient of that almost involuntary mutter, could have told his captain that a man brought up in big ships may yet take a peculiar delight in what we should both then have called a small craft.
He knew much more than Philip, both of the world and of books; he was a much older man; and the readiness of his conversation gave him a certain superiority; but he was in the hospital a recipient of charity, subject to strict rules; and he held himself between the two positions with ease and humour.
He gave me some letters of introduction, in the name, I think, of my travelling companion; they bore reference to a supposititious little boy who had been left with a widowed mother who didn't know what to do with him; the poor lady had thought, as a means of thawing the tardy compassion of her relations in his behalf, of sending him to a Yorkshire school; I was the poor lady's friend, travelling that way; and if the recipient of the letter could inform me of a school in his neighbourhood, the writer would be very much obliged.
When I went back on the morrow the little maidservant conducted me straight through the long sala(it opened there as before in perfect perspective and was lighter now, which I thought a good omen) into the apartment from which the recipient of my former visit had emerged on that occasion.
Thus, for example, the individual who defiled a drinking-place would be attacked by every onlooker, while one who deliberately gave a false alarm was the recipient of much rough usage at our hands.
How he, the recipient of that letter, was directly led to the belief that these must be the very wanderers for whom so much search had been made, and whom Heaven had directed to his brother's care.