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Pronunciation: /rɪˈsiːv/

Translation of receive in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [letter/award/visit] recibir; [sacrament/absolution] recibir; [payment] recibir, cobrar, percibir [formal]; [stolen goods] comerciar con, reducir* (South America/América del Sur) ; [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
    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
    • 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
    • She described the large house, trimmed hedges, her uniform, and the mother who dressed elegantly to receive and visit friends for lunch.
    • She loved people and she was always most welcoming in receiving visitors into our home.
    • She has lost contact with her family and receives no other visitors.
    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) [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
    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
    • 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.
    (received past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [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 (feminine) 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
    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/Televisión] [signal] recibir, captar 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/verbo intransitivo

  • 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 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [Law/Derecho] comerciar con mercancía robada 1.4 (play host) [formal] [dated/anticuado] recibir she doesn't receive on Sundays no recibe los domingos

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