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Synonyms of receive in English:


  • 1 Tony received his award at a gala lunch in London they received £650 in damages
    be given, be presented with, be awarded, collect, accept, have conferred on one;
    get, obtain, gain, acquire, secure, come by, pick up, be provided with, take;
    win, be paid, earn, gross, net, accrue;
    inherit, come into
    informal cop
    [Antonyms] give, present
  • 2 she received a letter from the council threatening court action
    be sent, be in receipt of;
    accept delivery of, accept, take into one's possession
    [Antonyms] send
  • 3 Alec received the news on Monday afternoon
    be told, be informed of, be notified of, be made aware of, hear, discover, find out (about), learn, gather, get wind of
  • 4 he received her suggestion with a complete lack of interest
  • 5 she received a serious head injury
  • 6 the young couple looked radiant as they received their guests
    greet, welcome, say hello to, show in, usher in, admit, let in
  • 7 she's not receiving visitors
    entertain, be at home to
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    Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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