Translation of receive in Spanish:


recibir, v.

Pronunciation /rɪˈsiːv//rəˈsiv/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (award/visit/letter) recibir
      (absolution/sacrament) recibir
      (payment) recibir
      (payment) cobrar
      (payment) percibir formal
      (stolen goods) comerciar con
      (stolen goods) reducir South America
      (serve/ball) recibir
      received with thanks the sum of £30 recibí (conforme) la suma de 30 libras
      • she receives £9,000 annually percibe 9.000 libras anuales
      • he received multiple injuries sufrió lesiones múltiples
      • she received a blow to the head recibió un golpe en la cabeza
      • to receive treatment ser tratado
      • he received an honorary doctorate le confirieron un doctorado honoris causa
      • we finally received word of their safe arrival finalmente recibimos noticias de que habían llegado bien
      • to receive sentence ser sentenciado
      • she received the death penalty le aplicaron la pena de muerte
      • a container is placed underneath to receive the fluid debajo se coloca un recipiente para recoger el líquido
      • He was twice sentenced to jail - once for disorderly conduct and once for receiving stolen property - but each time the sentence was suspended.
      • Ballot papers need to be received by returning officers no later than 10 pm on Thursday June 10.
      • Ten percent said ‘you are receiving bread and wine, in which Jesus is really and truly present.’
      • Sir - I was saddened to read the story in last week's Western People about people who abandon pets after receiving them as Christmas presents.
      • Within a year of his return he was sentenced to hard labour at Newcastle for receiving stolen property.
      • But hang on, there is no doubt that he must have either stolen or received them.
      • It also was common for the women to offload received stolen goods upon their relatives.
      • At present, farmers receive nine pence from every 36p pint of milk sold.
      • Members of the Royal Family receive hundreds of presents, often from people they have never met.
      • Boys and girls also receive different numbers of presents, although the amount of money spent on their gifts is the same.
      • Each person will also receive a present courtesy of the organisers.
      • I pointed out that most people had received their TVs as presents.
      • The appellant never received an acknowledgement of his application.
      • He was a prizewinner in 1988 at the Leipzig International Bach Competition in Spain, also receiving the special virtuoso prize for the most outstanding performance of the event.
      • I never kept a diary when I was growing up but I did receive them as Christmas presents and loved the idea of documenting my daily and dull doings.
      • It is my honorary responsibility to receive donations, subscriptions and offerings sent to the group.
      • Do you think that employers should be allowed to read the e-mails of their employees sent from or received by the computers of the company?
      • Clark was charged with robbery of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property, all felonies.
      • He also admitted receiving stolen goods, having no licence and having no insurance.
      • He had ignited a controversy over the Eucharist, claiming the right for the laity to receive both the bread and the wine at Mass.
      • You might have noticed it when sending and receiving Christmas cards last month.
      • Unlike other racquet sports like squash or racquetball, in tennis, a point can be made by the server or by the player receiving the serve.
      • It means that museums can receive stolen goods, something which is illegal for everyone else.
      • After a burst of thunderous applause, the children received a lot of presents.
      • He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods, the £89 trainers.
      • Police Captain Blackie Swart confirmed that a scrapyard employee was to appear in court today for receiving stolen property.
      • Winners will receive garden vouchers as prizes, which will be presented at the Horticultural Show on July 16.
      • The volume of the communications that we send and receive has multiplied tremendously.
      • The player served to is the only player allowed to receive the serve.
      • You get a confirmation of the sent fax emailed back to you and naturally, any faxes sent to you are received via your e-mail.
      • Both employees received an all-expenses paid holiday to Barbados as a reward for their efforts.
      • The award winner receives a medallion presented in an attractive protective pouch and a certificate.
      • The historic buildings which will receive grants in the present allocation are from right across the country.
      • Completed ballot papers must be received by the Council by 10 pm on Thursday, June 10.
      • German convicts work at real jobs while incarcerated - and even receive four weeks of paid vacation each year!
      • Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fountain, of West Yorkshire Police, said it was important to realise receiving stolen goods perpetuated the criminal market.
      • Anyone who earns money or receives income should pay taxes and the truth is, everyone does pay taxes.
      • A former Chiswick man charged with receiving stolen goods from a house in Chiswick and breaking bail conditions appeared at Feltham court last week.
      • Teenagers in Blackburn and Darwen will receive an extra birthday present this year as part of a mayor's plan to encourage young people to vote.
      • Royal Mail have assured me that papers received today will be delivered tomorrow.
      • Any contributions from you will be gratefully received and replied to.
      • Their opponent stands diagonally opposite, ready to receive the ball.
      • It also states that as the two churches share the same beliefs about the presence of Christ in communion, Anglicans should not be excluded from receiving the Roman Eucharist.
      • Residents and businesses have been receiving important letters - containing vital documents such as cheques, contracts and airline tickets - days late or not at all.
      • So frustrated have the members become that they have now decided to offer the map for sale, and already one inquiry has been received.
      • Her claim is that she received an unequivocal assurance that the property was structurally sound.
      • If we buy the land we are receiving stolen goods.
      • The news has been gratefully received by Mr Harris, who called him on Saturday night to check on his old buddy.
      • Most e-mail users send and/or receive one to five messages a day, and they check their mails at least once a day.
      • We always receive thank-you cards and presents from guests who have stayed with us and that gives me such a buzz.
      • These are my ideas so far, but any further contributions will be gratefully received.
      • Entry forms for the forthcoming Community Games should have been received by now.
      • The 35-year-old was charged with receiving stolen goods but failed to appear in court.
      • This allows phones to send and receive much longer messages, which will remove the need for the shorthand familiar to every teenage texter.
      • Gibson is charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, firearms violations and drug charges.
      • Five men, aged between 18 and 22, face multiple charges including burglary, theft, and receiving stolen goods.
      • In also receiving the ball, a tennis player, in order to return the ball effectively, must ascertain the type of spin which has been imparted to the ball so as to be able to compensate in the return stroke for the spin or rotation of the ball in flight during trajectory.
      • Eid is a favourite among Muslim children, as they receive lots of presents!
      • Scotland was top in 12 out of a total of 13 areas including the number of businesses making and receiving payments online and the quality of ICT advice available.
      • He has received stolen goods and keeps a secret store of them in his den.
      • He was charged with receiving stolen goods (a Mercedes four wheel drive) on August 3, 2003.
      • In addition, she received an apology for any injustice occasioned to her.
      • The office is giving increased scrutiny to international tax arrangements, reflecting the rising number of individuals and businesses receiving overseas income.
      • More than 450 submissions had been received by inquiry commissioner Kevin Sproats.
      • A letter confirming the ballot paper would be sent out was also received yesterday.
      • Big business has received huge tax cuts over the last ten years.
      • But we must recall that in approaching the altar we receive our Lord, body and blood, soul and divinity.
      • So why should openly pro-choice politicians get to receive Jesus in the sacrament of Holy Communion?
      • A 53-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were last night charged with receiving stolen property in connection with the robbery.
      • I send and receive most of my parish communications by e-mail.
      • Measures will also be taken to catch people who receive stolen goods - particularly those who use second-hand outlets and car boot sales.
      • Any information you might have would be gratefully received.
      • The 42 others were charged with robbery, theft, receiving and concealing stolen goods and wrongful damage to property.

    • 1.2(react to)

      (news/idea/proposal) recibir
      (news/proposal/idea) acoger
      the play was well received by the critics la obra fue bien recibida / acogida por los críticos
      • News of her passing was received with regret by her friends in the area.
      • It's a great idea and hopefully will be received well by all ages, especially the youngsters.
      • The news of her death was received with deep and widespread regret throughout the parish.
      • News of her death was received with much regret in the town.
      • While you may believe your ideas have been well received, it may only appear that way.
      • Although Ohm's work strongly influenced theory, it was received with little enthusiasm.
      • It encompasses not only ideas that are favourably received but also those that offend shock or disturb.
      • The introduction of the new bylaws has been received with different reactions.
      • Even the Duchy quarterly The Cornish Banner received the book enthusiastically.
      • News of his passing was received with sadness by family members and old neighbours.
      • The producers apparently had little idea of how the movie would be received.
      • Not only was the idea well received, Clinton found that it was his biggest applause line on the stump.
      • So far the project, now entering its second year, has been received with enthusiasm.
      • Enthusiastically receiving the rules and given free rein to be as chauvinistic as they like, the five men meet in the pub to think up some new rules of their own.
      • Violin solos by Mr Jenkins and solos by other instrumentalists were enthusiastically received.
      • Mr Topp came up with the idea but had no idea how it would be received.

    • 1.3received past participle

      (opinion) generalmente aceptado
      he questioned the received wisdom that money doesn't lead to happiness cuestionó la creencia popular de que el dinero no hace la felicidad
      • Received Pronunciation pronunciación estándar

  • 2formal

    (welcome, admit)
    to be received into the Church ser admitido en el seno de la Iglesia
    • he was received into the Franciscan order entró en la orden de los Franciscanos
    • Those who are to be received into the communion of the Church of England stand before the president to make this declaration.
    • With Newman's guidance, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1866.
    • Heads of State on official visits to France, mayors of major cities and prominent figures are received at the City Hall by the Mayor and the Council of Paris.
    • I went to receive him at the airport as he was visiting the town for a lecture.
    • According to Catholic custom, they receive a special name and are received into the Church.
    • On his recent visit to New Zealand, he was received by our government officials.
    • After she recovered, she was received into the Catholic Church.
    • Not until 1600 did Elizabeth consent to receive him at court.
  • 3

    Television Radio
    (signal) recibir
    (signal) captar
    are you receiving me? ¿me recibes?
    • Kagan had already been there, and the screen showed the list of navigation buoys whose signals they were receiving and their approximate distances.
    • Receivers in aircraft or helicopters will typically be able to receive the signals at distances up to about five miles.
    • Current and future Sky subscribers will continue to receive all BBC services.
    • There is a minute electrical current induced in the antenna by the radio signal it receives.
    • Scares about mobile phones have centred on two areas - the handsets and the base stations, whose antennae receive and broadcast signals.
    • Listeners will need a DAB digital radio to receive the BBC's digital radio broadcasts.
    • In a few years, PDAs will probably be able to function as televisions by receiving terrestrial digital signals, says Hinze.
    • There are now estimated to be 10 million homes in the UK which can receive all of the BBC's digital services.
    • Some handsets are available that can receive free analog terrestrial broadcasts but these pictures tend to break up when transmitted to a moving device.
    • Current and future Sky subscribers will still be able to receive all the BBC's services.
    • Many African countries still do not have universal radio or TV services capable of being received in all parts by all people.
    • Listeners will continue to receive BBC World Service programmes in English from 21.00 to 05.00.
    • A station on the earth's surface sends the signal to the satellite, which receives the signal and rebroadcasts it to other places on the earth.
    • As transmitters are switched on and new areas receive BBC digital radio broadcasts the postcode checker on the website will also be updated.
    • A closer look reveals unusual devices on its roof - satellite antennas to receive signals from space.
    • Listeners will continue to receive a further 15 hours of programming in Arabic on both frequencies.
    • These systems work by comparing time signals received from different satellites.
    • There are four ways to receive a digital television broadcast.
    • For a fee private subscribers could also be hooked up to receive the time signal.
    • Listeners will also be able to receive the BBC local service, Radio Devon, which is already available on DAB.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    it is better / more blessed to give than to receive más vale dar que recibir
  • 2

    (in tennis)
  • 3British

    comerciar con mercancía robada
  • 4formal, dated

    (play host)
    she doesn't receive on Sundays no recibe los domingos