receive verb

1 get/accept sth

ADV. gratefully All donations will be gratefully received.

VERB + RECEIVE be entitled to You might be entitled to receive housing benefit. | expect to You can expect to receive compensation for all direct expenses arising out of the accident.

PREP. from I received a parcel from my mother.

2 react to sth in a particular way

ADV. well The play was very well received. | badly The speech was badly received by republican leaders.

PREP. with The news was received with dismay.