Receive vs. Receiving

Receive vs. Receiving — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Receive and Receiving

Receiveverb

To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given

receive a present.

Receivingverb

To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given

receive a present.

Receiveverb

To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted)

receive an email.

Receivingverb

To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted)

receive an email.

Receiveverb

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

Receivingverb

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

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Receiveverb

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

Receivingverb

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

Receiveverb

To hear or see (information, for example)

receive bad news.

Receivingverb

To hear or see (information, for example)

receive bad news.

Receiveverb

To perceive or acquire mentally

receive a bad impression.

Receivingverb

To perceive or acquire mentally

receive a bad impression.
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Receiveverb

To regard with approval or disapproval

ideas that were received well.

Receivingverb

To regard with approval or disapproval

ideas that were received well.

Receiveverb

To listen to and acknowledge formally and authoritatively

The judge received their oath of allegiance.

Receivingverb

To listen to and acknowledge formally and authoritatively

The judge received their oath of allegiance.

Receiveverb

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

Receivingverb

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

Receiveverb

To experience or be subjected to; meet with

receive sympathetic treatment.

Receivingverb

To experience or be subjected to; meet with

receive sympathetic treatment.

Receiveverb

To have inflicted or imposed on oneself

receive a penalty.

Receivingverb

To have inflicted or imposed on oneself

receive a penalty.

Receiveverb

To bear the weight or force of; support

The beams receive the full weight of the walls and roof.

Receivingverb

To bear the weight or force of; support

The beams receive the full weight of the walls and roof.

Receiveverb

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

Receivingverb

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

Receiveverb

To be exposed to or withstand

The hillside cottage receives strong winds.

Receivingverb

To be exposed to or withstand

The hillside cottage receives strong winds.

Receiveverb

To take in, hold, or contain

a tank that receives rainwater.

Receivingverb

To take in, hold, or contain

a tank that receives rainwater.

Receiveverb

To admit or accept

receive new members.

Receivingverb

To admit or accept

receive new members.

Receiveverb

To greet, welcome, or be visited by

receive guests.

Receivingverb

To greet, welcome, or be visited by

receive guests.

Receiveverb

To acquire or get something; be a recipient.

Receivingverb

To acquire or get something; be a recipient.

Receiveverb

To admit or welcome guests or visitors

The couple are not receiving this winter.

Receivingverb

To admit or welcome guests or visitors

The couple are not receiving this winter.

Receiveverb

To partake of the Eucharist.

Receivingverb

To partake of the Eucharist.

Receiveverb

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

Receivingverb

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

Receiveverb

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

Receivingverb

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

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.

Receivingverb

present participle of receive

Receiveverb

To take possession of.

Receivingnoun

The act by which something is received; reception.

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.

Receiveverb

To incur (an injury).

I received a bloody nose from the collision.

Receiveverb

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

Receiveverb

(telecommunications) To detect a signal from a transmitter.

Receiveverb

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

Receiveverb

To be in a position to hit back a service.

Receiveverb

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

Receiveverb

To accept into the mind; to understand.

Receivenoun

(telecommunications) An operation in which data is received.

Receiveverb

get something; come into possession of;

receive paymentreceive a giftreceive letters from the front

Receiveverb

receive a specified treatment (abstract);

These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretationHis movie received a good reviewI got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

Receiveverb

recieve (perceptual input);

pick up a signal

Receiveverb

of mental or physical states or experiences;

get an ideaexperience vertigoget nauseousundergo a strange sensationThe chemical undergoes a sudden changeThe fluid undergoes shearreceive injurieshave a feeling

Receiveverb

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

The community warmly received the refugees

Receiveverb

accept as true or valid;

He received Christ

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