receiving

receiving
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Getting by transfer
Nouns
1. receiving, reception, receipt, recipiency, acquisition, acceptance, admission; absorbency, absorption.
2. (money received) receipts, share; income, revenue, intake, proceeds, return, net profits, yield, earnings, dividends; box office; salary, wages, remuneration (see payment); rent; pension; alimony, allowance; inheritance, legacy, bequest, patrimony, birthright, heritage. Slang, split, take, gate.
3. (written acknowledgment) sales check or slip, stub, acknowledgment, voucher, quittance, discharge, release.
4. (one who receives) recipient, receiver, donee, grantee, lessee, beneficiary, assign[ee], devisee, pensioner, stipendiary; payee, endorsee; legatee, heir (see possession).
Verbs
1. receive, take, get, acquire, take in, catch, pocket, put into one's pocket, derive, come in for; throw open; come into one's own; accept, admit, take off one's hands, open doors to; absorb, inspire, suck in; download.
2. be received, come in, come to hand, go into one's pocket, fall to one's lot, accrue; yield, pay, return, bear.
Adjectives — receiving, recipient, receptive, pensionary; absorbent.
Quotations — It is more blessed to give than to receive (Bible).
Antonyms, see giving, payment, exclusion.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. taking, getting, acquiring, accepting, being given, inheriting, collecting, gathering, making, drawing, earning, gaining, bringing in.
Ant. giving*, disbursing, awarding.
be on the receiving end*,
Syn. be the recipient, be the target, get, take; see receive 1 .

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