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Antonyms for receive
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. receive

    Get is a most comprehensive word. A person gets whatever he comes to possess or experience, whether with or without endeavor, expectation, or desire; he gets a bargain, a blow, a fall, a fever; he gains what he comes to by effort or striving; the swimmer gains the shore; a man acquires by continuous and ordinarily by slow process; as, one acquires a foreign language. A person is sometimes said to gain and often to acquire what has not been an object of direct endeavor; in the pursuits of trade, he incidentally gains some knowledge of foreign countries; he acquires by association with others a correct or incorrect accent; he acquires a bronzed complexion by exposure to a tropical sun; in such use, what he gains is viewed as desirable, what he acquires as slowly and gradually resulting. A person earns what he gives an equivalent of labor for, tho he may not get it. On the other hand, he may get what he has not earned; the temptation to all dishonesty is the desire to get a living or a fortune without earning it. When one gets the object of his desire, he is said to obtain it, whether he has gained or earned it or not. Win denotes contest, with a suggestion of chance or hazard; in popular language, a person is often said to win a lawsuit, or to win in a suit at law, but in legal phrase he is said to gain his suit, case, or cause. In receiving, one is strictly passive; he may get an estate by his own exertions or by inheritance; in the latter case he is said to receive it. One obtains a thing commonly by some direct effort of his own; he procures it commonly by the intervention of some one else; he procures a dinner or an interview; he secures what has seemed uncertain or elusive, when he gets it firmly into his possession or under his control. Compare synonyms for ATTAIN; MAKE; REACH.

    See synonyms for ABANDON.

    Synonyms:
    achieve, acquire, attain, earn, gain, get, obtain, procure, secure, win

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. receive

    Antonyms:
    give, impart, afford, reject, discharge, emit

    Synonyms:
    take, accept, admit, hold, entertain, assent to

Princeton's WordNet

  1. receive, haveverb

    get something; come into possession of

    "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"

    Synonyms:
    let, take in, invite, get, find, deliver, take, own, meet, make, throw, have, ingest, cause, encounter, give, induce, birth, hold, feature, stimulate, incur, have got, possess, pick up, experience, suffer, accept, sustain, consume, obtain, welcome, give birth, bear

  2. receive, get, find, obtain, incurverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, find oneself, become, sustain, retrieve, scram, prevail, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, hold, go, rule, fix, stick, pay back, regain, happen, suffer, feel, beat, set about, get down, get under one's skin, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, welcome, arrest, meet, witness, bring, bewilder, see, mother, chance, take, buzz off, catch, let, come up, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, invite, ascertain, get, generate, capture, find, baffle, produce, get hold, start out, pose, vex, aim, induce, find out, perplex, recover, bump, notice, gravel, begin, fetch, father, determine, commence, discover, encounter, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, line up, pay off, detect, bugger off, cause, take in, observe, nonplus

  3. pick up, receiveverb

    register (perceptual input)

    "pick up a signal"

    Synonyms:
    gain vigor, cop, take in, peck, call for, hear, invite, welcome, get, nail, collar, perk up, find, arrest, gather up, get word, have, meet, see, collect, nab, encounter, incur, lift up, turn around, apprehend, get a line, uplift, obtain, find out, percolate, pick up, experience, elate, catch, learn, get wind, perk, discover, intoxicate

  4. experience, receive, have, getverb

    go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

    "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"

    Synonyms:
    take, pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, hold, become, sustain, scram, invite, consume, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, pay off, fix, pay back, stick, suffer, feel, beat, set about, get down, arrive, incur, deliver, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, set out, birth, live, welcome, arrest, meet, give, bring, bewilder, see, mother, induce, buzz off, catch, let, feature, obtain, beget, flummox, get, generate, capture, have got, find, amaze, go through, baffle, start out, pose, vex, give birth, aim, throw, perplex, gravel, begin, fetch, father, bear, get under one's skin, encounter, puzzle, know, produce, convey, own, acquire, come, accept, possess, bugger off, cause, ingest, take in, nonplus, commence

  5. receive, take in, inviteverb

    express willingness to have in one's home or environs

    "The community warmly received the refugees"

    Synonyms:
    earn, ask over, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, welcome, get, befool, adopt, slang, imbibe, pull in, find, put on, put one across, take, have, suck, meet, view, tempt, pay for, make, call for, see, ask round, gain, bid, ingest, realise, encounter, soak up, sop up, watch, clear, incur, gull, take up, cod, ask for, pick up, fool, experience, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, obtain, collect, ask in, suck in

  6. receiveverb

    accept as true or valid

    "He received Christ"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, get, incur, find, invite, meet, welcome, obtain, have, pick up, take in, experience

  7. welcome, receiveverb

    bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

    Synonyms:
    encounter, get, incur, find, invite, meet, welcome, obtain, have, pick up, take in, experience

  8. receiveverb

    convert into sounds or pictures

    "receive the incoming radio signals"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, get, incur, find, invite, meet, welcome, obtain, have, pick up, take in, experience

  9. meet, encounter, receiveverb

    experience as a reaction

    "My proposal met with much opposition"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, touch, take in, experience, invite, get, gather, fulfil, fulfill, adjoin, find, match, suffer, have, meet, chance, converge, fit, satisfy, forgather, encounter, get together, happen, run into, cope with, fill, play, run across, incur, come across, pick up, assemble, contact, bump, take on, foregather, obtain, see, welcome

  10. receiveverb

    have or give a reception

    "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, get, incur, find, invite, meet, welcome, obtain, have, pick up, take in, experience

  11. get, receiveverb

    receive as a retribution or punishment

    "He got 5 years in prison"

    Synonyms:
    get, let, capture, stupefy, set about, baffle, stick, perplex, come, arrive, get under one's skin, bring, start out, acquire, mystify, invite, flummox, fix, beat, find, buzz off, arrest, take in, get down, take, have, nonplus, beget, start, meet, make, fetch, dumbfound, become, father, grow, bugger off, cause, encounter, commence, welcome, contract, aim, induce, go, develop, amaze, stimulate, drive, incur, begin, produce, gravel, suffer, pay back, bring forth, generate, convey, pick up, puzzle, experience, draw, bewilder, catch, sire, vex, mother, sustain, engender, scram, obtain, pay off, pose, set out

  12. receiveverb

    partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

    Synonyms:
    encounter, get, incur, find, invite, meet, welcome, obtain, have, pick up, take in, experience

  13. receiveverb

    regard favorably or with disapproval

    "Her new collection of poems was not well received"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, get, incur, find, invite, meet, welcome, obtain, have, pick up, take in, experience

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. receiveverb

    Synonyms:
    take, accept, admit, allow, welcome, hold, contain

How to use receive in a sentence?

  1. Victor Kovner:

    At no time did any of the journalists receive or respond in any way to any direction by the prosecution, and we'll be making that clear in (court) papers that will be public in a couple weeks.

  2. John Galligan:

    If Major Hasan dies while the mandatory appellate process is pending, the findings and sentence will be set aside, millions of dollars were wasted on this show trial but as I said repeatedly, he did not receive a fair trial at Fort Hood.

  3. Gregg Rapoport:

    Technology has pretty much advanced where most pacemakers have about five years left in them when we receive them.

  4. The WTA:

    The semi-finals will go forward as scheduled on Sunday. Both finalists will receive finalist points and finalist prize money.

  5. Marie Antoniette:

    I die in the Catholic Apostolic and Roman religion, that of my fathers, that in which I was brought up, and which I have always professed. Having no spiritual consolation to look for, not even knowing whether there are still in this place any priests of that religion (and indeed the place where I am would expose them to too much danger if they were to enter it but once), I sincerely implore pardon of God for all the faults which I may have committed during my life. I trust that, in His goodness, He will mercifully accept my last prayers, as well as those which I have for a long time addressed to Him, to receive my soul into His mercy.

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