Antonyms for receive:

deliver, give, expel.

Synonyms for receive:

Sense 1 (noun)

come into, inherit, derive, come in for.

Sense 2 (noun)

present, shout out, SEE-IN.

Sense 3 (noun)

react, stand up, pick up on, respond, pounce.

Sense 4 (noun)

initiate, entertain.

Sense 5 (noun)

fence, barter, deal with, handle, deal in, traffic, deal, trade.

Sense 7 (noun)

make out, Mishear, read, discern.

Sense 9 (noun)


receive (noun)

experience, obtain, incur, have, welcome, get, undergo, encounter, find, invite, meet.

accept delivery of something (verb)

assume, gather, reap, secure, come into, collect, catch, apprehend, pocket, earn, take, hold, inherit, pick up, admit, gain, obtain, cop, hear, procure, draw, get, accept, make, win, take in, derive, acquire.

acquire (verb)

palm, buy, harvest, secure, lure, incur, claim, bag, capture, heap, net, corner, reap, accumulate, annex, amass, wrangle, procure, retrieve, collect, garner, assume, score, catch, fetch, add, land, obtain, win, purchase.

contact (verb)

take in, invite.

contain (verb)

comprise, accommodate, enclose, hold, stow, include, contain.

endure, sustain (verb)

encounter, suffer, undergo, bear, go through, experience.

greet (verb)

curtsy, wave, kiss, shake hands with, notice, nod, hug, approach, smile, hail, salaam, accost, embrace, vociferate, greet, signal, bow, acknowledge, welcome, kowtow, salute.

meet (verb)

bump into, assemble, gather, join, run into, meet, encounter.

participate (verb)

tune in.

perception (verb)

pick up, get.

possession (verb)


receive (verb)

access, engorge, acquire, devour, assimilate, accept, get, ingest, eat, admit, pocket, gulp, gobble, take, inspire, inhale, absorb.

take in guest or member (verb)

bring in, greet, accommodate, invite, entertain, initiate, shake hands, welcome, meet.

Sense 1

act on, succeed, overreact, reply, discern, greeting, call-in, hear from, inherit, shake hands, salutation, respond, pick up on, pounce, SEE-IN, Mishear, react, shout out.

Sense 2

barter, entertain, deal in, answer, initiate, listen, stand up, present, inhabit, derive.

Sense 3

remainder, come into.

Sense 4

fence, traffic, deal with.

Sense 5

sound, deal.

Sense 6

make out, read, trade.

Sense 8


Sense 10





come in for.


shake hands.


come into.


soak up.


pick up.


run into.


take, gather up.


take in.

Usage examples for receive:

  • Again the pikemen knelt to receive them, and flung them back. - "The Northern Iron 1907", George A. Birmingham.
  • No, I won't receive him here with you. - "The Spoils of Poynton", Henry James.

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