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re·ceive

 (rĭ-sēv′)
v. re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing, re·ceives
v.tr.
1.
a. To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given: receive a present.
b. To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted): receive an email.
c. Sports To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
d. To have (a title, for example) bestowed on oneself.
2.
a. To hear or see (information, for example): receive bad news.
b. To perceive or acquire mentally: receive a bad impression.
c. To regard with approval or disapproval: ideas that were received well.
d. To listen to and acknowledge formally and authoritatively: The judge received their oath of allegiance.
3. To take in and convert (radio waves, for example) into an electrical signal or into an audio or visual output.
4.
a. To experience or be subjected to; meet with: receive sympathetic treatment.
b. To have inflicted or imposed on oneself: receive a penalty.
5.
a. To bear the weight or force of; support: The beams receive the full weight of the walls and roof.
b. To take or intercept the impact of (a blow, for example).
c. To be exposed to or withstand: The hillside cottage receives strong winds.
6.
a. To take in, hold, or contain: a tank that receives rainwater.
b. To admit or accept: receive new members.
c. To greet, welcome, or be visited by: receive guests.
v.intr.
1. To acquire or get something; be a recipient.
2. To admit or welcome guests or visitors: The couple are not receiving this winter.
3. To partake of the Eucharist.
4. To convert incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
5. Sports To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.

[Middle English receiven, from Old North French receivre, from Latin recipere : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]
Translations

receiving

[rɪˈsiːvɪŋ]
A. Nrecepción f; [of stolen goods] → receptación f, encubrimiento m
B. ADJ to be on or at the receiving end (of sth)ser el blanco or la víctima (de algo)
C. CPD receiving set Nreceptor m, radiorreceptor m

receiving

[rɪˈsiːvɪŋ] adj
to be on the receiving end of sth → faire les frais de qch

receiving

n (esp Brit Jur: of stolen property) → Hehlerei f

receiving

:
receiving end
n (inf) to be on the receiving (of it)/of somethingderjenige sein, der es/etw abkriegt (inf)
receiving line
n (US) → Empfangskomitee nt
receiving set
References in classic literature ?
In the early years of the Tuskegee school I walked the streets or travelled country roads in the North for days and days without receiving a dollar.
You will therefore tell the girl, on receiving this letter, that a death in the family has caused a temporary change in our arrangements.
On receiving the news he immediately dispatched Adjutant General Wintzingerode, who was in attendance on him, to the enemy camp.
We can receive anything from love, for that is a way of receiving it from ourselves; but not from any one who assumes to bestow.
When he was about seventeen Edmund went to Cambridge, receiving for his journey a sum of ten shillings from the fund from which he had already received help at school.
However, only 22 percent of the children receiving Ritalin and 13 percent of those receiving placebos shed most or all of their ADHD symptoms, a difference that the analysis found wasn't significant.
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In the further interest of this perceived egalitarian "Agape Feast" along with its advancement of human dignity, it is also required, we are told, that the communicant must now stand when receiving Holy Communion.
License fees are taxed to the receiving selling shareholders at ordinary income rates.
Winners in the Senior Wind Division included the Arizona State University Saxophone Quartet, receiving the Gold Medal and $3,000; the Triton Brass Quintet of Boston, Massachusetts, receiving the Silver Medal and $2,000; and The Taliesin Trio of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, receiving the Bronze Medal and $1,000.
There's a temptation for a firm to keep its new exclusive listing a secret until the firm has had a chance to bring in its own buyers to insure the firm of receiving a full commission on a sale.