Translation of receive in Spanish:

receive

Pronunciation: /rɪˈsiːv/

vt

  • 1 1.1 [letter/award/visit] recibir; [sacrament/absolution] recibir; [payment] recibir, cobrar, percibir [formal]; [stolen goods] comerciar con, reducir* (AmS) ; [serve/ball] recibir received with thanks the sum of £30 recibí (conforme) la suma de 30 libras she receives £9,000 annually cobra or [formal] percibe 9.000 libras anuales he received multiple injuries sufrió lesiones múltiples she received a blow to the head recibió un golpe en la cabeza to receive treatment ser* tratado he received an honorary doctorate le confirieron un doctorado honoris causa we finally received word of their safe arrival finalmente recibimos noticias de que habían llegado bien to receive sentence ser* sentenciado she received the death penalty le aplicaron la pena de muerte a container is placed underneath to receive the fluid debajo se coloca un recipiente para recoger el líquido 1.2 (react to) [proposal/news/idea] recibir, acoger* the play was well received by the critics la obra fue bien recibida or acogida por los críticos, la obra tuvo una buena acogida por parte de la crítica 1.3
    (received past p)
    [opinion] generalmente aceptado he questioned the received wisdom that money doesn't lead to happiness cuestionó la creencia popular de que el dinero no hace la felicidad Received Pronunciation pronunciación (f) estándar
  • 2 (welcome, admit) [formal] recibir, acoger* to be received into the Church ser* admitido en el seno de la Iglesia he was received into the Franciscan order entró en la orden de los Franciscanos
  • 3 [Rad] [TV] [signal] recibir, captar are you receiving me? ¿me recibes?, ¿me escuchas?

vi

  • 1.1 (acquire) to be on the receiving end of sth ser* el blanco or la víctima de algo it is better o more blessed to give than to receive más vale dar que recibir 1.2 (in tennis) recibir 1.3 (esp BrE) [Law] comerciar con mercancía robada 1.4 (play host) [frml & dated] recibir she doesn't receive on Sundays no recibe los domingos

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