receive-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: obtain, incur, get, encounter

She receives a check every month from the government.
That author has not received the attention he deserves.
We received shocking news about John.
He received only disappointment at the track meet.
I'm not receiving a clear image on this TV.
Her proposal received a lot of opposition at the town meeting.
He received ten years for armed robbery.
He received an extra week of vacation as his bonus that year.
They will receive Communion this Sunday.

VerbNet: obtain-13.5.2
FrameNet: Receiving
PropBank: receive.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12

Sense Number 2: welcome, accept, or regard with disapproval

They received the orphan as part of their family.
The preacher told them to receive Christ into their hearts.
The delegates were received warmly at the state dinner.
The Queen will not receive further visitors today.
Her new collection of poems was not well received by the critics.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 6, 7, 10, 13