RECE'IVE, verb transitive [Latin recipio; re and capio, to take.]
1. To take, as a thing offered or sent; to accept. He had the offer of a donation, but he would not receive it.
2. To take as due or as a reward. He received the money on the day it was payable. He received ample compensation.
3. To take or obtain from another in any manner, and either good or evil.
Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? Job 2:10.
4. To take, as a thing communicated; as, to receive a wound by a shot; to receive a disease by contagion.
The idea of a solidity we receive by our touch.
5. To take or obtain intellectually; as, to receive an opinion or notion from others.
6. To embrace.
Receive with meekness the engrafted word. James 1:7.
7. To allow; to hold; to retain; as a custom long received.
8. To admit.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psalms 73:24.
9. To welcome; to lodge and entertain; as a guest.
They kindled a fire and received us every one, because of the present rain and because of the cold. Acts 28:2.
10. To admit into membership or fellowship.
Him that is weak in the faith, receive ye. Romans 14:1.
11. To take in or on; to hold; to contain.
The brazen altar was too little to receive the burnt-offering. 1 Kings 8:64.
12. To be endowed with.
Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit has come upon you. Acts 1:8.
13. To take into a place or state.
After the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven. Mark 16:19.
14. To take or have as something ascribed; as, to receive praise or blame. Revelation 4:11. Revelation 5:12.
15. To bear with or suffer. 2 Corinthians 11:4.
16. To believe in. John 1:11.
17. To accept or admit officially or in an official character. The minister was received by the emperor or court.
18. To take stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen.