receive synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term receive:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. receive, haveverb

    get something; come into possession of

    Synonyms:
    let, take in, invite, get, find, deliver, take, own, meet, make, receive, 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)

    Synonyms:
    pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, find oneself, become, sustain, receive, 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)

    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, receive, 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)

    Synonyms:
    take, pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, hold, become, sustain, receive, 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

    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, receive, 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

    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, receive

  8. receiveverb

    convert into sounds or pictures

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

  9. meet, encounter, receiveverb

    experience as a reaction

    Synonyms:
    conform to, touch, take in, experience, invite, get, gather, fulfil, fulfill, adjoin, find, match, suffer, have, meet, chance, converge, fit, satisfy, receive, 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

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

  11. get, receiveverb

    receive as a retribution or punishment

    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, receive, 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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. receiveverb

    Synonyms:
    take (what comes to hand), ACCEPT, derive, obtain, acquire, get

  2. receiveverb

    Synonyms:
    admit, take in

  3. receiveverb

    Synonyms:
    entertain, welcome, greet, not reject, not repel

  4. receiveverb

    Synonyms:
    allow, permit, tolerate

  5. receiveverb

    Synonyms:
    believe, embrace, give credence to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

receiving, receives, receipt, obtain, received, get, reception, accept, enjoy, perceive, collect, be, recibir, accommodate, receivable, gain, touch, acceptance, have



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