CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1、re- "back" + -ceiv- + -e.
- receive:  To receive something is etymologically to ‘take it back’. The word comes via Old French receivre from Latin recipere ‘regain’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re- ‘back, again’ and capere ‘take’ (source of English capture). Other English descendants of recipere are receipt  (which goes back to medieval Latin recepta, a noun use of the verb’s feminine past participle), receptacle , reception , recipe, and recipient .
=> captive, capture, receptacle, recipe
- receive (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old North French receivre (Old French recoivre) "seize, take hold of, pick up; welcome, accept," from Latin recipere "regain, take back, bring back, carry back, recover; take to oneself, take in, admit," from re- "back," though the exact sense here is obscure (see re-) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take" (see capable). Radio and (later) television sense is attested from 1908. Related: Received; receiving.
- 1. Words like " believe " and " receive " are a source of confusion in spelling.
- 2. Children at school receive coloured stars for work well done.
- 3. She went to New York to receive the award in person.
- 4. When we are off sick, we only receive half pay.
- 5. Volunteers receive £21 pocket money each week, accommodation and expenses.
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