receive

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receive is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
receive

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
receive

Third-person singular
receives

Past tense
received

Past participle
received

Present participle
receiving

  1. (transitive) When you receive something, you get something that was sent or given to you.
    I receive letters in the mail every day.
    It is better to give than to receive.

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