receive

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 [rɪˈsiːv]


Inflections of 'receive' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
receives
v 3rd person singular
receiving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
received
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
received
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
receive
When you receive something, someone gives it to you, or it arrives after it has been sent to you. Get is used in a similar way. You use receive in formal writing and get in conversation and in less formal writing.
For example, in a business letter you might write ‘I received a letter from Mr Jones’, but in conversation and in less formal writing you would say or write ‘I got a letter from Mr Jones’.
The police received a call from the house at about 4.50 a.m.
I got a call from my father.
You can say that someone receives or gets a wage, salary, or pension.
His mother received no pension or compensation.
He was getting a very low salary.
You can also say that someone receives or gets help or advice.
She has received help from friends.
Get advice from your local health department.
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