Notebook, 1993-



Open . . . . Responsive [to ideas, impressions, suggestons, etc.] . . . . Assimilate through the mind or senses . . . . To come into possession of, Acquire, Act as a receptacle, Admit, Welcome, Accept, Believe, Support, Bear, Suffer, Convert, Prepare

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Receptive adj. [15c] 1: able or inclined to receive; esp.: open and responsive to ideas, impressions, or sugggestions 2a of a sensory end organ: fit to receive and transmit stimuli b: sensory

Receive vb [ME, fr. ONF receivre, fr. L recipere, fr. re- + capere to take -more at Heave] vt [14c] 1: to come into possession of: Acquire [__ a gift] 2a: to act as a receptacle or container for [the cistern __s water frm the roof] b: to assimilate through the mind or senses [__ new ideas] 3a: to permit to enter: admit b: welcome, Greet c: to react to in a specified manner 4: to accept as authoritative, true, or accurate: Believe 5a: to support the weight or pressure of: Bear b: to take [a mark or impression] from the weight of something [some clay __s clear impressions] c: Acquire Experince [received his early schooling at home] d: to suffer the hurt or injury of [received a broken nose] -vi 1: to convert incoming radio waves into perceptible signals 4: to prepare to take possession of the ball from a kick in football

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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