Give and Receive


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Give verb – To put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another.
Usage example: gave my camera to my father to hold while I went swimming

Receive is an antonym for give in topics: present, contribute, get.
Nearby Words: giving, given, giver
Antonyms for Give


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Receive verb – To offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to.
Give is an antonym for receive in topics: endure, accept delivery of something, take in guest or member.
Nearby Words: received, reception, receptive, receipt, receiving
Antonyms for Receive
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Common collocations

kiss give kiss receive kiss
ability give ability receive ability
power give power receive power
credit give credit receive credit
Other nouns: name, treatment, amount, item, time, money, information, message, answer, bonus, boost, items, names, points, orders, powers, abilities, bonuses.

Both words in one sentence

  • Dogs do not naturally give or receive social cues with their eyes, relying instead on body language and vocalizations.
  • Wedgie In some The Sims games, if your Relationship Values are low enough, you can give or receive a wedgie.
    Source: Wedgie
  • Manga / Saiyuki Except Hakkai, who is basically the team mom, and tends to give and receive more respect and less snark than the other other three.
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Receive or Give. 2016. Accessed May 20, 2022.

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