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From Latin recipere. Possibly borrowed from a Gallo-Italic language, where Latin /-p-/ > /v/ is a regular change, unlike in Italian. Compare the doublet recepire.


  • IPA(key): /riˈt͡ʃe.ve.re/
  • Rhymes: -evere
  • Hyphenation: ri‧cé‧ve‧re
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ricévere (first-person singular present ricévo, first-person singular past historic ricevétti or (traditional) ricevètti, past participle ricevùto, auxiliary avére) (transitive)

  1. to receive, get, have, be given, take
    Synonyms: avere, ottenere, prendere, percepire, provare
  2. to accept
    Synonym: accettare
  3. to accommodate, hold, receive, welcome, meet, see, shelter
    Synonyms: accogliere, ospitare, contenere, vedere, incontrare
  4. (radio, television, etc.) to receive, pick up, read
    Synonym: prendere


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Further reading[edit]

  • ricevere in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • Maiden, Martin. 1995. A linguistic history of Italian. London: Longman. Chapter 2, §7.2.