receive

  

Definition

To get or to acquire something. Someone can receive an item (such as a letter or a present) or can receive something non-tangible (such as a word of encouragement).

Use receive in a sentence

  • Jill waited patiently to receive her package in the mail, however she sent a complaint to the shipping company after two weeks.

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  • As the big truck pulled into the parking lot, the librarian in charge of the new library could hardly wait to receive the first shipment of brand new books to fill their empty shelves.

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  • The tall, muscular man waited to receive his order of tacos from the young kid working in the drive thru window.

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