One who receives something from a giver. A recipient can receive a wide variety of things, including a letter, a telephone call, a message, a sum of money, or even a physical embrace.

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  • Jenny was the recipient of the nobel peace prize in 1990 due to her inventions in the area of genetic engineering

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  • I sent the letter to the recipient but they claim they never received it, fortunately I had them sign for package as evidence in this case.

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  • The recipient of the award was happy to receive it but he was even happier to be acknowledged by his peers for his excellent service.

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