receptive


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re·cep·tive

 (rĭ-sĕp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Capable of or qualified for receiving.
2. Ready or willing to receive favorably: receptive to their proposals.
3. Linguistics Of or relating to the skills of listening and reading.
4.
a. Receiving or ready to receive penetration in sexual intercourse.
b. Receiving or ready to receive male gametes or nuclei during sexual reproduction: a receptive hypha; receptive stigmas.

re·cep′tive·ly adv.
re·cep′tive·ness, re′cep·tiv′i·ty n.

receptive

(rɪˈsɛptɪv)
adj
1. able to apprehend quickly
2. tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
3. able to hold or receive
reˈceptively adv
receptivity, reˈceptiveness n

re•cep•tive

(rɪˈsɛp tɪv)

adj.
1. having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
2. able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.
3. willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc.
4. of or pertaining to reception or receptors: a receptive end organ.
5. of or pertaining to the language skills of listening and reading.
re•cep′tive•ly, adv.
re•cep•tiv•i•ty (ˌri sɛpˈtɪv ɪ ti) re•cep′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.receptive - open to arguments, ideas, or change; "receptive to reason and the logic of facts"
pervious - admitting of passage or entrance; "pervious soil"; "a metal pervious to heat"
2.receptive - ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals"
unreceptive - not receptive
3.receptive - of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; "sensory neurons"
afferent - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS; "afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses"
4.receptive - able to absorb liquid (not repellent); "the paper is ink-receptive"
absorbent, absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"

receptive

adjective
2. responsive, sensitive The patient was not at all receptive to treatment.
responsive unresponsive, unreceptive

receptive

adjective
Ready and willing to receive favorably, as new ideas:
Translations
chápavý
åbenlydhørmodtagelig
móttækilegur, opinn
imlus
jutīgsuzņēmīgsuztvērīgs
chápavý
açıkyeni fikirleri kabule hazır

receptive

[rɪˈseptɪv] ADJreceptivo

receptive

[rɪˈsɛptɪv] adjréceptif/ive
receptive to sth [+ change, idea, proposal] → ouvert(e) à qch
to be receptive to treatment [patient] → bien répondre au traitement

receptive

adj person, mind, marketaufnahmefähig; audienceempfänglich; receptive toempfänglich für; to fall on receptive earsauf offene Ohren treffen

receptive

[rɪˈsɛptɪv] adjricettivo/a

receptive

(rəˈseptiv) adjective
(of people, their minds etc) quick to understand and accept new ideas etc.

re·cep·tive

a. receptivo-a, acogedor-a.

receptive

adj receptivo
References in classic literature ?
She reclined, receptive, on the deep leather cushions, turned her eyes conscientiously to everything I pointed out to her, and never mentioned to me till sometime afterward that she might be supposed to know Florence better than I, as she had lived there for years with Miss Bordereau.
But his inward state was that of satisfaction at the passively receptive attitude of the Assistant Commissioner, who murmured gently:
Infancy, youth, receptive, aspiring, with religious eye looking upward, counts itself nothing and abandons itself to the instruction flowing from all sides.
In some strange way Japan was receptive to all the West had to offer.
But his fine days are the best for stopping at home, to read, to think, to muse--even to dream; in fact to live fully, intensely and quietly, in the brightness of comprehension, in that receptive glow of the mind, the gift of the clear, luminous and serene weather.
Inconceivably young - still beautifully unthinking - infinitely receptive.
He was extraordinarily receptive and responsive, while his imagination, pitched high, was ever at work establishing relations of likeness and difference.
If the correlative of 'the slave' is said to be 'the master', then, though all irrelevant attributes of the said 'master', such as 'biped', 'receptive of knowledge', 'human', should be removed, and the attribute 'master' alone left, the stated correlation existing between him and the slave will remain the same, for it is of a master that a slave is said to be the slave.
He would not say whether or not she had attached herself to the sound Low Church School of his father; but she would probably be open to conviction on that point; she was a regular church-goer of simple faith; honest-hearted, receptive, intelligent, graceful to a degree, chaste as a vestal, and, in personal appearance, exceptionally beautiful.
The conjunction of Soapy's receptive state of mind and the influences about the old church wrought a sudden and wonderful change in his soul.
She was well read, receptive, a charming companion.
What was passing in that receptive childlike soul that so eagerly caught and assimilated all the diverse impressions of life?