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Recieve vs. Receive: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on October 16, 2023
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

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Key Differences

Remember the rule "i before e, except after c" to get the "ei" in the correct order.
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Oct 16, 2023
Think of the word "deceive," which also follows the "ei" pattern after "c."
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Visualize "receive" as "re-" + "ceive," both parts of which are spelled correctly.
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Oct 16, 2023
Say the word out loud, emphasizing the "cee," to remember that "c" comes before "ei."
Aimie Carlson
Oct 16, 2023
Pair it with words like "perceive" and "conceive," which have the same "ei" after "c" pattern.
Harlon Moss
Oct 16, 2023
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Recieve and Receive Definitions

Recieve

Recieve is an incorrect spelling of receive.
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Sep 16, 2023

Receive

To hear information and understand it.
I received your message.
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Sep 16, 2023

Receive

To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given
Receive a present.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted)
Receive an email.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

(Sports) To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
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Receive

To have (a title, for example) bestowed on oneself.
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Receive

To hear or see (information, for example)
Receive bad news.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To perceive or acquire mentally
Receive a bad impression.
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Receive

To regard with approval or disapproval
Ideas that were received well.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To listen to and acknowledge formally and authoritatively
The judge received their oath of allegiance.
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Receive

To take in and convert (radio waves, for example) into an electrical signal or into an audio or visual output.
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Receive

To experience or be subjected to; meet with
Receive sympathetic treatment.
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Receive

To have inflicted or imposed on oneself
Receive a penalty.
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Receive

To bear the weight or force of; support
The beams receive the full weight of the walls and roof.
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Receive

To take or intercept the impact of (a blow, for example).
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Receive

To be exposed to or withstand
The hillside cottage receives strong winds.
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Receive

To take in, hold, or contain
A tank that receives rainwater.
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Receive

To admit or accept
Receive new members.
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Receive

To greet, welcome, or be visited by
Receive guests.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To acquire or get something; be a recipient.
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Receive

To admit or welcome guests or visitors
The couple are not receiving this winter.
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Receive

To partake of the Eucharist.
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Receive

To convert incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
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Receive

(Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
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Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

(law) To take goods knowing them to be stolen.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To incur (an injury).
I received a bloody nose from the collision.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To allow (a custom, tradition, etc.); to give credence or acceptance to.
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Receive

(telecommunications) To detect a signal from a transmitter.
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Receive

(sports) To be in a position to take possession, or hit back the ball.
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Receive

To be in a position to hit back a service.
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Receive

(American football) To be in a position to catch a forward pass.
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Receive

To accept into the mind; to understand.
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Receive

(telecommunications) An operation in which data is received.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

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.
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Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
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Receive

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.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

Get something; come into possession of;
Receive payment
Receive a gift
Receive letters from the front
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Receive

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
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

Recieve (perceptual input);
Pick up a signal
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

Of mental or physical states or experiences;
Get an idea
Experience vertigo
Get nauseous
Undergo a strange sensation
The chemical undergoes a sudden change
The fluid undergoes shear
Receive injuries
Have a feeling
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Sep 02, 2023

Receive

Express willingness to have in one's home or environs;
The community warmly received the refugees
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Receive

Accept as true or valid;
He received Christ
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Receive

Bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
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Receive

Convert into sounds or pictures;
Receive the incoming radio signals
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Receive

Experience as a reaction;
My proposal met with much opposition
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Receive

Have or give a reception;
The lady is receiving Sunday morning
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Receive

Receive as a retribution or punishment;
He got 5 years in prison
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Receive

Partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
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Receive

Regard favorably or with disapproval;
Her new collection of poems was not well received
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Receive

To get something that's been given, sent, or awarded to you.
I received a package.
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Sep 16, 2023

Receive

To be the site or target of something.
The city received heavy rainfall.
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Sep 16, 2023

Receive

To greet or welcome someone.
We received a warm welcome.
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Sep 16, 2023

Receive

To take into oneself, as in receiving communion.
She received the Holy Spirit.
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Sep 16, 2023

FAQs

What is the root word of receive?

Derived from Latin "recipere."
Sara Rehman
Oct 16, 2023

Why is it called receive?

Derived from Latin "recipere," meaning to take back.
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Oct 16, 2023

What is the verb form of receive?

"Receive" is already a verb.
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Oct 16, 2023

What is the plural form of receive?

Verbs don't have plural forms in English.
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Which preposition is used with receive?

"From," "by," "with" can be used.
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Oct 16, 2023

Which conjunction is used with receive?

"And," "or," "but" can be used.
Harlon Moss
Oct 16, 2023

What is the pronunciation of receive?

/rɪˈsiːv/
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Oct 16, 2023

Is receive an abstract noun?

No, it's a verb.
Janet White
Oct 16, 2023

Which vowel is used before receive?

Depends on the preceding word in a sentence.
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Oct 16, 2023

What is the singular form of receive?

Receive
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Oct 16, 2023

Is receive a vowel or consonant?

It's a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 16, 2023

Is receive a negative or positive word?

Generally neutral; context dependent.
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Oct 16, 2023

Is receive a countable noun?

It's not a noun; it's a verb.
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Oct 16, 2023

Is receive a collective noun?

No
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Oct 16, 2023

Is the receive term a metaphor?

Can be used metaphorically.
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Oct 16, 2023

Is the word receive imperative?

Can be used in imperative sentences.
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What part of speech is receive?

Verb
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Oct 16, 2023

What is the second form of receive?

Received (past simple)
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Oct 16, 2023

Is receive an adverb?

No
Harlon Moss
Oct 16, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in receive?

The second syllable: "ceive"
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Oct 16, 2023

What is the opposite of receive?

Send or give
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What is the third form of receive?

Received (past participle)
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Which article is used with receive?

"The" or "a" can be used, depending on context.
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Oct 16, 2023

How many syllables are in receive?

2 syllables
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What is the first form of receive?

Receive (base form)
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Oct 16, 2023

Is receive a noun or adjective?

Verb
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Oct 16, 2023

How do we divide receive into syllables?

Re-ceive
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What is another term for receive?

Get
Sara Rehman
Oct 16, 2023

Which determiner is used with receive?

"The," "a," "an," "some" can be used.
Janet White
Oct 16, 2023

How is receive used in a sentence?

"Did you receive my email?"
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