Definition of recipient in English:


Syllabification: re·cip·i·ent
Pronunciation: /riˈsipēənt


  • A person or thing that receives or is awarded something: the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
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    • Mr Logue said his family was both overwhelmed and proud to be the recipients of the award.
    • They are the recipients of Smart awards from the Department of Trade and Industry.
    • Much of the money to pay benefits to future recipients will have to come from somewhere else.


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  • Receiving or capable or receiving something: a recipient country
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    • This would be widely denounced as a form of neo-colonialism in both donor and recipient countries.
    • Finally, a telegraphic or telex message is not recorded, except by the sending and recipient banks.
    • The agreement placed a greater emphasis on dialogue between the EU and recipient states.



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  • The re-employment bonus proposal doesn't address the real world problem of inadequate unemployment insurance benefit levels and low unemployment insurance recipiency.
  • One of the most salient features of the economic crisis in Sweden during the 1990s was the dramatic increase in long-term social assistance recipiency.


mid 16th century: from Latin recipient- 'receiving', from the verb recipere.

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