receive etymology

English word receive comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.), Latin re-

Detailed word origin of receive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
recipio Latin (lat) (by extension, of a city) I recapture.. I receive. I take back (i.e., regain possession of something).. I take upon myself, undertake, accept (esp. when done as a duty or under an obligation. Cf. suscipiō).
recevoir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To receive.
receiven Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
receive English (eng) (telecommunications) An operation in which data is received. (American football) To be in a position to catch a forward pass.. (sports) To be in a position to take possession, or hit back the ball.. (telecommunications) To detect a signal from a transmitter.. (tennis, badminton, squash) To be in a position to hit back a service.. (transitive, intransitive) To accept into the mind; to [...]

Words with the same origin as receive

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase concept deceive deception except exception exceptional intercept occupation occupy participate perception prince principle purchase reception recipe recover recovery
Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship