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American English: /rəˈsiv/
British English: /rɪˈsiːv/

Translation of receive in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    (stolen goods)
    comerciar con
    reducir (South America)
    received with thanks the sum of £30
    recibí (conforme) la suma de 30 libras
    she receives £9,000 annually
    cobra 9.000 libras anuales
    percibe 9.000 libras anuales [formal]
    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
    Example sentences
    • Sir - I was saddened to read the story in last week's Western People about people who abandon pets after receiving them as Christmas presents.
    • The award winner receives a medallion presented in an attractive protective pouch and a certificate.
    • Anyone who earns money or receives income should pay taxes and the truth is, everyone does pay taxes.
    Example sentences
    • These are my ideas so far, but any further contributions will be gratefully received.
    • A letter confirming the ballot paper would be sent out was also received yesterday.
    • You might have noticed it when sending and receiving Christmas cards last month.
    Example sentences
    • A 53-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were last night charged with receiving stolen property in connection with the robbery.
    • Police Captain Blackie Swart confirmed that a scrapyard employee was to appear in court today for receiving stolen property.
    • Within a year of his return he was sentenced to hard labour at Newcastle for receiving stolen property.
    Example sentences
    • In also receiving the ball, a tennis player, in order to return the ball effectively, must ascertain the type of spin which has been imparted to the ball so as to be able to compensate in the return stroke for the spin or rotation of the ball in flight during trajectory.
    • The player served to is the only player allowed to receive the serve.
    • Unlike other racquet sports like squash or racquetball, in tennis, a point can be made by the server or by the player receiving the serve.
    Example sentences
    • Ten percent said ‘you are receiving bread and wine, in which Jesus is really and truly present.’
    • He had ignited a controversy over the Eucharist, claiming the right for the laity to receive both the bread and the wine at Mass.
    • It also states that as the two churches share the same beliefs about the presence of Christ in communion, Anglicans should not be excluded from receiving the Roman Eucharist.
    1.2 (react to)
    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
    Example sentences
    • Enthusiastically receiving the rules and given free rein to be as chauvinistic as they like, the five men meet in the pub to think up some new rules of their own.
    • Violin solos by Mr Jenkins and solos by other instrumentalists were enthusiastically received.
    • Even the Duchy quarterly The Cornish Banner received the book enthusiastically.
    also: received past participle
    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 (feminine) estándar
  • 2 (welcome, admit) [formal] 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
    Example sentences
    • Not until 1600 did Elizabeth consent to receive him at court.
    • Heads of State on official visits to France, mayors of major cities and prominent figures are received at the City Hall by the Mayor and the Council of Paris.
    • On his recent visit to New Zealand, he was received by our government officials.
    Example sentences
    • After she recovered, she was received into the Catholic Church.
    • According to Catholic custom, they receive a special name and are received into the Church.
    • With Newman's guidance, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1866.
  • 3 (Radio, Television)
    are you receiving me?
    ¿me recibes?
    ¿me escuchas?
    Example sentences
    • As transmitters are switched on and new areas receive BBC digital radio broadcasts the postcode checker on the website will also be updated.
    • Scares about mobile phones have centred on two areas - the handsets and the base stations, whose antennae receive and broadcast signals.
    • Listeners will continue to receive BBC World Service programmes in English from 21.00 to 05.00.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (acquire) to be on the receiving end of something
    ser el blanco or la víctima de algo
    it is better o more blessed to give than to receive
    más vale dar que recibir
  • 3 (esp British English) (Law)
    comerciar con mercancía robada
  • 4 (play host) [formal] [dated] she doesn't receive on Sundays
    no recibe los domingos
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Cultural Note: Received Pronunciation - RP

La pronunciación estándar del inglés británico, que se basa en el habla educada del sur de Inglaterra. Solo alrededor del 5% de los habitantes de las islas británicas hablan con una RP. Durante un largo tiempo los locutores de la BBC hablaron con una RP, también conocida como "BBC English".

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