receive from

receive from (someone or something)

1. To obtain, take, or acquire something from someone or something. A noun or pronoun is used between "receive" and "from." I received a very stern letter from the bank after failing to meet my minimum loan repayments again. The professor is receiving an award from the university for her work in cancer research.
2. To admit, accept, or welcome someone from some location or thing. Her friends and family were waiting to receive her from the airport after her long and arduous journey. The state police were ready to receive the suspect from the county jail following his formal arraignment.
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receive something from someone

to get and accept something from someone. Tony received a sweater from his grandfather for his birthday. Who did you receive this from?
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References in classic literature ?
What support will Laura want which she can receive from him?
There is no nation where excommunication carries greater terrors than among the Abyssins, which puts it in the power of the priests to abuse this religious temper of the people, as well as the authority they receive from it, by excommunicating them, as they often do, for the least trifle in which their interest is concerned.
A solution to diversify the sellers' stock holdings is for the selling shareholder to contribute their stock (which they receive from their business' sale) to an "exchange fund," where different investors contribute large blocks of each investor's publicly traded stock into the exchange fund, which in turn results in diversification of stock ownership among the fund's investors.