Correct spelling, explanation: a verb receive has two ancestors, it came to English from French receivre, which was formed on the basis of Latin recipere. It is more similar in spelling to the direct French antecedent. This is why the correct version is receive and not receive, which is a misspelling.
Definition of receive:
verb: – to obtain something or be given something
I finally received a package ordered three weeks ago.
– to welcome a visitor or meet someone at arrival
She promised to receive the guests at the front door as they arrived.
– to get a signal from radio, television, etc.
It took my father an hour to receive a clear radio sound.
– to react to a situation or a person in a particular way that shows feelings
His book was coldly received by his family because he shared a lot of personal secrets.
Idioms and phrases with receive:
be on/at the receiving end: when you are getting an unpleasant treatment because of someone’s actions
Waitress happened to be on the receiving end of their marital argument.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
recieve is an incorrect version of the verb receive. This verb developed from French receivre, which has come from Latin recipere. In English, the word is close in spelling to the French ancestor. Form recieve is a misspelling and the only correct version is receive.
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