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Accept vs. Receive

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Acceptverb

(transitive) To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptverb

(transitive) To admit to a place or a group.

‘The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.’;

Receiveverb

To take possession of.

Acceptverb

(transitive) To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.

‘I accept the notion that Christ lived.’;

Receiveverb

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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Acceptverb

(transitive) To receive as adequate or satisfactory.

Receiveverb

To incur (an injury).

‘I received a bloody nose from the collision.’;

Acceptverb

(transitive) To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.

‘I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.’;

Receiveverb

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

Acceptverb

(transitive) To endure patiently.

‘I accept my punishment.’;

Receiveverb

(telecommunications) To detect a signal from a transmitter.

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Acceptverb

To agree to pay.

Receiveverb

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

Acceptverb

(transitive) To receive officially.

‘to accept the report of a committee’;

Receiveverb

To be in a position to hit back a service.

Acceptverb

(intransitive) To receive something willingly.

‘I accept.’;

Receiveverb

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

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Acceptadjective

(obsolete) Accepted.

Receiveverb

To accept into the mind; to understand.

Acceptverb

To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of.

‘If you accept them, then their worth is great.’; ‘To accept of ransom for my son.’; ‘She accepted of a treat.’;

Receivenoun

(telecommunications) An operation in which data is received.

Acceptverb

To receive with favor; to approve.

‘The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.’; ‘Peradventure he will accept of me.’;

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptverb

To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptverb

To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptverb

To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptverb

In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptadjective

Accepted.

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptverb

consider or hold as true;

‘I cannot accept the dogma of this church’; ‘accept an argument’;

Receiveverb

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

Acceptverb

receive willingly something given or offered;

‘The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter’; ‘I won't have this dog in my house!’; ‘Please accept my present’;

Receiveverb

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.’;

Acceptverb

give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to;

‘I cannot accept your invitation’; ‘I go for this resolution’;

Receiveverb

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

Acceptverb

react favorably to; consider right and proper;

‘People did not accept atonal music at that time’; ‘We accept the idea of universal health care’;

Receiveverb

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

Acceptverb

admit into a group or community;

‘accept students for graduate study’; ‘We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member’;

Receiveverb

get something; come into possession of;

‘receive payment’; ‘receive a gift’; ‘receive letters from the front’;

Acceptverb

take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;

‘I'll accept the charges’; ‘She agreed to bear the responsibility’;

Receiveverb

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’;

Acceptverb

tolerate or accommodate oneself to;

‘I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions’; ‘I swallowed the insult’; ‘She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncracies’;

Receiveverb

recieve (perceptual input);

‘pick up a signal’;

Acceptverb

be designed to hold or take;

‘This surface will not take the dye’;

Receiveverb

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’;

Acceptverb

of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

Receiveverb

express willingness to have in one's home or environs;

‘The community warmly received the refugees’;

Acceptverb

make use of or accept for some purpose;

‘take a risk’; ‘take an opportunity’;

Receiveverb

accept as true or valid;

‘He received Christ’;

Acceptverb

be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal;

‘The cow accepted the bull’;

Receiveverb

bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

Receiveverb

convert into sounds or pictures;

‘receive the incoming radio signals’;

Receiveverb

experience as a reaction;

‘My proposal met with much opposition’;

Receiveverb

have or give a reception;

‘The lady is receiving Sunday morning’;

Receiveverb

receive as a retribution or punishment;

‘He got 5 years in prison’;

Receiveverb

partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

Receiveverb

regard favorably or with disapproval;

‘Her new collection of poems was not well received’;

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