receber

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From Old Portuguese receber, from Latin recipere, present active infinitive of recipiō (I receive; I take back), from re- + capiō (I take).

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receber (first-person singular present indicative recebo, past participle recebido)

  1. to get; to receive
  2. to collect or receive payment
  3. to receive (to act as a host for guests)
  4. to be hit by something
    Eu receberia uma bolada no rosto se ficasse lá.
    I would be hit by in the face by a ball if I stayed there.
    (O) João recebeu uma facada.
    John was stabbed (“John was hit by a knife”)
  5. (telecommunications) to receive (to detect a signal from a transmitter)

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