Definition of recipient in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈsipēənt/


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.
receiver, beneficiary, legatee, donee


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.



Pronunciation: /rəˈsipēənsē/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with recipient

impercipient, incipient, percipient

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Syllabification: re·cip·i·ent

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