receive from (someone or something)

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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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receive something from some place

to get and accept something from some place. I just received a letter from Budapest! Mary received a package from Japan.
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