Recieve vs. Receive: What's the Difference?
The incorrect spelling is "recieve," while the correct spelling is "receive." "Receive" means to get or be given something.
Which is correct: Recieve or Receive
How to spell Receive?
Recieve is Incorrect
Receive is Correct
Remember the rule "i before e, except after c" to get the "ei" in the correct order.
Think of the word "deceive," which also follows the "ei" pattern after "c."
Visualize "receive" as "re-" + "ceive," both parts of which are spelled correctly.
Say the word out loud, emphasizing the "cee," to remember that "c" comes before "ei."
Pair it with words like "perceive" and "conceive," which have the same "ei" after "c" pattern.
Recieve and Receive Definitions
Recieve is an incorrect spelling of receive.
To hear information and understand it.
I received your message.
To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given
Receive a present.
To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted)
Receive an email.
(Sports) To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
To have (a title, for example) bestowed on oneself.
To hear or see (information, for example)
Receive bad news.
To perceive or acquire mentally
Receive a bad impression.
To regard with approval or disapproval
Ideas that were received well.
To listen to and acknowledge formally and authoritatively
The judge received their oath of allegiance.
To take in and convert (radio waves, for example) into an electrical signal or into an audio or visual output.
To experience or be subjected to; meet with
Receive sympathetic treatment.
To have inflicted or imposed on oneself
Receive a penalty.
To bear the weight or force of; support
The beams receive the full weight of the walls and roof.
To take or intercept the impact of (a blow, for example).
To be exposed to or withstand
The hillside cottage receives strong winds.
To take in, hold, or contain
A tank that receives rainwater.
To admit or accept
Receive new members.
To greet, welcome, or be visited by
To acquire or get something; be a recipient.
To admit or welcome guests or visitors
The couple are not receiving this winter.
To partake of the Eucharist.
To convert incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
(Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, etc.; to accept; to be given something.
She received many presents for her birthday.
(law) To take goods knowing them to be stolen.
To act as a host for guests; to give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, etc.
To receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
To incur (an injury).
I received a bloody nose from the collision.
To allow (a custom, tradition, etc.); to give credence or acceptance to.
(telecommunications) To detect a signal from a transmitter.
(sports) To be in a position to take possession, or hit back the ball.
To be in a position to hit back a service.
(American football) To be in a position to catch a forward pass.
To accept into the mind; to understand.
(telecommunications) An operation in which data is received.
To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.
Receyven all in gree that God us sent.
Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.
Our hearts receive your warnings.
The idea of solidity we receive by our touch.
To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.
Many other things there be which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots.
To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
They kindled a fire, and received us every one.
To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.
The brazen altar that was before the Lord was too little to receive the burnt offerings.
To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.
Against his will he can receive no harm.
To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
To bat back (the ball) when served.
Who, if we knewWhat we receive, would either not acceptLife offered, or soon beg to lay it down.
To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.
Get something; come into possession of;
Receive a gift
Receive letters from the front
Receive a specified treatment (abstract);
These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
His movie received a good review
I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions
Recieve (perceptual input);
Pick up a signal
Of mental or physical states or experiences;
Get an idea
Undergo a strange sensation
The chemical undergoes a sudden change
The fluid undergoes shear
Have a feeling
Express willingness to have in one's home or environs;
The community warmly received the refugees
Accept as true or valid;
He received Christ
Bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
Convert into sounds or pictures;
Receive the incoming radio signals
Experience as a reaction;
My proposal met with much opposition
Have or give a reception;
The lady is receiving Sunday morning
Receive as a retribution or punishment;
He got 5 years in prison
Partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
Regard favorably or with disapproval;
Her new collection of poems was not well received
To get something that's been given, sent, or awarded to you.
I received a package.
To be the site or target of something.
The city received heavy rainfall.
To greet or welcome someone.
We received a warm welcome.
To take into oneself, as in receiving communion.
She received the Holy Spirit.
What is the root word of receive?
Derived from Latin "recipere."
Why is it called receive?
Derived from Latin "recipere," meaning to take back.
What is the verb form of receive?
"Receive" is already a verb.
What is the plural form of receive?
Verbs don't have plural forms in English.
Which preposition is used with receive?
"From," "by," "with" can be used.
Which conjunction is used with receive?
"And," "or," "but" can be used.
What is the pronunciation of receive?
Is receive an abstract noun?
No, it's a verb.
Which vowel is used before receive?
Depends on the preceding word in a sentence.
What is the singular form of receive?
Is receive a vowel or consonant?
It's a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Is receive a negative or positive word?
Generally neutral; context dependent.
Is receive a countable noun?
It's not a noun; it's a verb.
Is receive a collective noun?
Is the receive term a metaphor?
Can be used metaphorically.
Is the word receive imperative?
Can be used in imperative sentences.
What part of speech is receive?
What is the second form of receive?
Received (past simple)
Is receive an adverb?
What is a stressed syllable in receive?
The second syllable: "ceive"
What is the opposite of receive?
Send or give
What is the third form of receive?
Received (past participle)
Which article is used with receive?
"The" or "a" can be used, depending on context.
How many syllables are in receive?
What is the first form of receive?
Receive (base form)
Is receive a noun or adjective?
How do we divide receive into syllables?
What is another term for receive?
Which determiner is used with receive?
"The," "a," "an," "some" can be used.
How is receive used in a sentence?
"Did you receive my email?"
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