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receive

Definitions

  • HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
    HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v receive convert into sounds or pictures "receive the incoming radio signals"
    • v receive receive a specified treatment (abstract) "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation","His movie received a good review","I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
    • v receive regard favorably or with disapproval "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
    • v receive accept as true or valid "He received Christ"
    • v receive bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
    • v receive partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
    • v receive express willingness to have in one's home or environs "The community warmly received the refugees"
    • v receive register (perceptual input) "pick up a signal"
    • v receive go through (mental or physical states or experiences) "get an idea","experience vertigo","get nauseous","receive injuries","have a feeling"
    • v receive receive as a retribution or punishment "He got 5 years in prison"
    • v receive get something; come into possession of "receive payment","receive a gift","receive letters from the front"
    • v receive have or give a reception "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
    • v receive experience as a reaction "My proposal met with much opposition"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh
KING ARTHUR RECEIVING TOM THUMB KING ARTHUR RECEIVING TOM THUMB
ELI RECEIVING THE EVIL TIDINGS ELI RECEIVING THE EVIL TIDINGS
The Ogre received him very civilly, and asked him what he wanted The Ogre received him very civilly, and asked him what he wanted
The lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing The lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing
Morse receiver Morse receiver
Schemaic transmitter and receiver Schemaic transmitter and receiver

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year
    • Receive Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace. "Our hearts receive your warnings.""The idea of solidity we receive by our touch."
    • Receive To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in. "The brazen altar that was before the Lord was too little to receive the burnt offerings."
    • Receive To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to. "Many other things there be which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots."
    • Receive (Lawn Tennis) To bat back (the ball) when served. "Who, if we knew
      What we receive, would either not accept Life offered, or soon beg to lay it down."
    • Receive To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage. "Against his will he can receive no harm."
    • Receive To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc. "They kindled a fire, and received us every one."
    • Receive To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
    • Receive (Lawn Tennis) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive .
    • Receive To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
    • Receive To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter. "Receyven all in gree that God us sent."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate
    • receive To take from a source or agency of transmission; get by transfer: as, to receive money or a letter; to receive gifts.
    • receive To take or get from a primary source: as, to receive favors or a good education; to receive an impression, a wound, or a shock.
    • receive To take notice of on coming or appearing; greet the advent of; salute or treat upon approach: as, to receive an actor with applause; to receive news joyfully.
    • receive To take or consider favorably; admit as credible, worthy, acceptable, etc.; give admission or recognition to: as, to receive a person into one's friendship; a received authority.
    • receive To admit for intercourse or entertainment; grant audience or welcome to; give a friendly reception to: as, to receive an ambassador or guests.
    • receive To take in or on; give entrance to; hold; contain; have capacity for: as, a box to receive contributions.
    • receive To perceive; comprehend; take into the mind.
    • receive In law: To take by transfer in a criminal manner; accept the custody or possession of from a known thief: as, to receive stolen goods.
    • receive To admit as pertinent; take into consideration; permit the reception of: as, the court refused to receive the evidence, and ordered it to be stricken out.
    • receive Synonyms and Receive, Take, Accept. These words are in the order of strength in regard to the willingness with which the thing in question is received, etc., but none of them is warm. One may receive a letter, a challenge to a duel, a remittance, detriment, or a wound: the word thus may be wholly neuter. One may take cold, but, more often, take that which he might refuse, as a present, a bribe, offense, a pinch of snuff, or an orange. One may accept one's fate, but even then the word means a mental consent, a movement of mind; more often it means to receive with some willingness, as to accept a proposition, an invitation, or an offer. An offer, etc., may be received and not accepted.
    • receive To be a receiver or recipient; come into custody or possession of something by transfer.
    • receive To give, or take part in holding, a reception; greet and entertain visitors, especially at certain fixed times.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Nike swoosh was invented by Caroline Davidson back in 1971. She received $35 for making the swoosh. The first shoe with the swoosh was introduced in 1972
    • v.t Receive rē-sēv′ to take what is offered: to accept: to embrace with the mind: to assent to: to allow: to give acceptance to: to give admittance to: to welcome or entertain: to hold or contain: :
    • v.i Receive to be a recipient: to hold a reception of visitors
    • v.t Receive rē-sēv′ (law) to take goods knowing them to be stolen
    • v.t Receive rē-sēv′ (B.) to bear with, to believe in
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Quotations

  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.”
  • Richard of Saint Victor
    Richard of Saint Victor
    “This gift is from God and not of man's deserving. But certainly no one ever receives such a great grace without tremendous labor and burning desire.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “We are Divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Education is not received. It is achieved.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for.”
  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere,; pref. re-, re- + capere, to take, seize. See Capable Heave, and cf. Receipt Reception Recipe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. recever (Fr. recevoir)—L. recipĕre, receptumre-, back, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

The "severe stripes," as he terms it, which he received on this occasion at length produced a willing mind.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
On the following morning the chaplain was surprised to receive orders to hold divine service.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
What was our dismay, then, at receiving a telephone message from Prince Carl, asking if I could receive him.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Mrs. Lancaster received him with the serene and unruffled indifference with which she received all her admirers, and there were many.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Come out and receive them!
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
In some circles no one was received who had not lost a relative by the guillotine.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
We went to the theatre together, and the house, being luckily a good one, received T.M.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Don Jasso received this answer from his daughter as an oracle from heaven; and no longer thought of recalling his son from his studies.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
Now Polymestor had received him from the hands of Priam as a charge to take care of, together with some money.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
The watchman had always received from the old Bank the gift of an overcoat at Christmas, but Girard put a stop to this.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
In 1695 he wrote a poem to the king, which was well received; and in 1699 he received a pension of L300.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
Of this quantity Spain takes the largest portion, Mexico the next, and England receives but a very small quantity.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
O, may the many warnings which we every day receive, tend to make me more attentive to what is right!
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Every individual in the two retinues, received presents of great value.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
I must wait to receive him.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
In doing so he received no help from any but the Kanakas.
"A History of Oregon, 1792-1849" by William Henry Gray
What he did receive was his death-warrant.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
What instructions as a matter of fact did Mr. Boone receive from Mr. Dorsey, if he received any?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll
I congratulated myself upon having received a lesson of such importance for the remainder of my life.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The baronet received him with a countenance renovated with self-complacency.
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney
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In poetry:

The Father hath received,
Their latest living breath,
And vain is Satan’s boast,
Of victory in their death.
"Flung to the Heedless Winds" by Martin Luther
Thou from Labour's sons dost earn
Many a heart-felt blessing;
And receiv'st from them in turn
Welcome and caressing.
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton
To Caen now he comes to sleep,
The minster bells they toll,
A solemn sound it is and deep,
May God receive his soul!
"The Burial of William - the Conqueror" by Robert Fuller Murray
How can I die while Jesus lives,
Who rose and left the dead?
Pardon and grace my soul receives
From mine exalted Head.
"Hymn 116" by Isaac Watts
They begged that he would stay,
Believed the truths unfurled,
And joyfully received that day
The Saviour of the world.
"The Living Water" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
By such degrees to joy they come,
And are so long withstood,
So slowly they receive the sum,
It hardly does them good.
"Love still has something of the sea" by Sir Charles Sedley

In news:

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor a civilian can receive in the US And among the 16 people who received the award Wednesday from President Barack Obama was tennis legend Billie Jean King .
A VA investigation showed that more than 11,000 veterans received colonoscopies with improperly-cleaned equipment between 2004 and 2009 at VA hospitals in Miami, Murfreesboro, Tenn. And Augusta, Ga. Metzler received his colonoscopy in 2007.
The claims process would be separate from filing a lawsuit against the state as a way for victims to receive compensation and could result in victims receiving far more money for their losses they than could through lawsuits.
Cromwell worked with the Aggies' receivers, and will be the Rams' new receivers coach.
They were unable to receive and indicate confirmation that the signal was received.
But once the transaction is completed, nearly 500,000 PNM customers who now receive their gas and electric charges on one monthly bill will receive a separate gas bill from New Mexico Gas Co .
CHICAGO — Patients showing heart attack symptoms who received a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium from paramedics were half as likely to go into cardiac arrest or die than those who did not receive the dose, a study found.
The 11-year-old will receive a hometown hero award at the Bonita Springs City Council meeting tonight, the latest in accolades he's received.
The Health Department says the deceased patient was from out of state, but received the tainted steroid injection at one of the six Indiana clinics that received it from a pharmacy in Massachusetts.
Effective immediately, all new membership applications received by December 31, 2012 will receive an 18-Month Introductory Membership offer for $102.00, the cost of a 12-month membership.
Thirteen people who have received the Purple Heart attended a Veterans Day ceremony which unveiled a monument to them and fellow service members who have received the medal.
Receivers Have Amplifiers Although an A/V receiver has its own amplifiers for powering the speakers, it generally provides optional outputs to external audio amplifiers if more power is required.
Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne talks about his relationship with former receiver Marvin Harrison.
Brokaw notes that the changes to the StarFire 3000 Receivers do not impact those customers using StarFire iTC Receivers or those using RTK.
Last week's receiving totals against Arizona are a snapshot of the University of Washington receiving corps' struggles.
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In science:

For a ∈ F, we have • a ∈ FC if and only if a receives no incoming ∗ message under ν∞, • a ∈ FB \FC if and only if a receives one incoming ∗ message under ν∞, • a ∈ FP if and only if a receives two or more incoming ∗ messages under ν∞ .
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae
On the other hand, let y(ℓ) be the density of variable nodes in eT∗ that receive two or more 0 messages and have at least ℓ neighboring check nodes in the set {a : For each i ∈ ∂ a, node i receives two or more 0 messages } .
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae
Now w.h.p., for suitable T, all violated checks will receive at least one incoming ∗ by time T (note that each non-core check receives an incoming ∗ at the BP fixed point).
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae
Suppose that an agent has to choose between action a1 that leads to receiving reward xi if i is drawn and action a2 that leads to receiving yi in the case of seeing i.
Axioms for Rational Reinforcement Learning
Now, since it is in Ai, either this node has already received a reloading wave message, or it has received a token since the last wave was propagated.
Universal adaptive self-stabilizing traversal scheme: random walk and reloading wave
The second receiver can resolve both x2 and x3 from its two dimensional receive space.
Interference Alignment and Neutralization in a Cognitive 3-User MAC-Interference Channel: Degrees of Freedom
More speci fically, in each time slot, upon receiving the channel output symbols y, the receiver estimates the rate and channel pair, denoted by (ˆr, ˆPY |X ), for all users.
Channel Coding in Random Access Communication over Compound Channels
Nobuhiko Miki received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and received his Dr.
Enhanced Inter-cell Interference Coordination for Heterogeneous Networks in LTE-Advanced: A Survey
Hence, in order to align the reflection detected in the m’th receiver with the one detected in the reference receiver, we need to apply a delay to the detected signal, ϕm (t), such that the resulting signal, ˆϕm (t; θ), satisfies ˆϕm (2t; θ) = ϕm (τm (t)).
Compressed Beamforming Applied to B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging
Upon receiving yn, Bob decodes i as the received index if it is the unique one such that (un (i), yn ) ∈ T n  (U Y ); otherwise he declares an error.
On Secure Communication with Constrained Randomization
The origin is set at the position of the reference receiver, denoted m0 . δm denotes the distance measured from the reference receiver to the mth receiver.
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
Hence, in order to align the re flection detected in the mth receiver with the one detected in the reference receiver, we need to apply a delay to ϕm (t), such that the resulting signal, ˆϕm (t; θ), satisfies ˆϕm (2t; θ) = ϕm ( ˆτm (t; θ)).
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
Unfortunately, slots can receive up to 2 units of charges because a slot can receive at most one charge of each type.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
Slots receiving 2 units of charges are called bad; they must receive a backward charge.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
However, a good slot in substep 1 must receive self-charge (this is how the Yj ’s are identified) while a good slot in substep 2 cannot receive a self charge (otherwise we would have moved on to some Step i.3 in the procedure).
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
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