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Receive, 1) to get; to take or obtain or suffer as a thing offered or sent (whether good or evil): “--ing nought by elements so slow but heavy tears,” Sonn. 44, 13. “my name --s a brand,” 111, 5. “not to be --s reproach of being,” 121, 2. “of whom I have --d a second life,” Tp. V, 195. “--ing them from such a worthless post,” Gent. I, 1, 161. “what maintenance he from his friends --s,” I, 3, 68. “I have --d my proportion,” II, 3, 3. “she hath --d your letter,” Wiv. II, 2, 83. “meed I have --d none,” Wiv. II, 2, 83 “no promise,” Wiv. II, 2, 83 “I shall not only r. this villanous wrong,” Wiv. II, 2, 83 “having --d wrong by some person,” III, 1, 53. “r. her approbation,” Meas. I, 2, 183. “he should r. his punishment in thanks,” I, 4, 28. “that gracious denial which he is most glad to r.” III, 1, 167. “to have --d no sinister measure from his judge,” III, 2, 256. “to r. some instruction from my fellow partner,” IV, 2, 18. “he --s letters,” IV, 2, 18 “--ing a dishonoured life with ransom of such shame,” IV, 4, 34. Err. II, 2, 9. IV, 1, 11. IV, 4, 101. V, 228. Ado IV, 2, 49. LLL I, 1, 269. II, 134. V, 2, 787. Merch. I, 1, 164. III, 2, 141. IV, 1, 41. V, 185. All's II, 1, 4. IV, 3, 362 “(women that had --d so much shame).” Wint. III, 2, 179 (torture). 224 “(affliction).” H4A I, 3, 111 “(wounds).” H6A V, 1, 51. V, 5, 47. H6B I, 1, 87. II, 1, 64. II, 3, 3 (cf. Per. I, 1, 90). Per. I, 1, 90 Troil. III, 1, 169. Cor. II, 3, 113. Tim. III, 5, 85. Lr. I, 1, 299. II, 1, 110. III, 7, 95. Oth. III, 3, 196 etc.
2) to take into one's hand as a thing due or serving a certain purpose (German: in Empfang nehmen): “--s the scroll without or yea or no,” Lucr. 1340. “did in your name r. it,” Gent. I, 2, 40. “I'll visit you and then r. my money for the chain,” Err. III, 2, 180. “r. the money now,” Err. III, 2, 180 “r. it so,” Tw. II, 2, 12. follow me and r. it (your commission) Ant. II, 3, 42.
3) to accept, not to refuse: “she --d my dog?” Gent. IV, 4, 55. “keep you your word, O duke, to give your daughter; you yours, Orlando, to r. his daughter,” As V, 4, 20. “think you, if you should tender your supposed aid, he would r. it?” All's I, 3, 243. “would never r. the ring again,” V, 3, 101. “thou shalt be fortunate, if thou r. me for thy warlike mate,” H6A I, 2, 92. “admit no messengers, r. no tokens,” Hml. II, 2, 144.
4) to welcome, to grant admittance to: “the fairest queen that ever king --d,” H6B I, 1, 16. “r. 'em nobly,” H8 I, 4, 58. “did he r. you well?” Hml. III, 1, 10. “we must r. him according to the honour of his sender,” Cymb. II, 3, 62. Wint. IV, 4, 537 (--ing == reception). H4B II, 4, 97. H4B II, 4, 97 H5 V, 2, 396. Tit. I, 421. IV, 2, 158. Caes. III, 1, 175 (r. you in). Mcb. III, 6, 26. Lr. II, 4, 295. Oth. III, 4, 88. Cymb. IV, 4, 5.
5) to take as into a vessel or on a surface, in order to hold and contain: absol.: “thy capacity --th as the sea,” Tw. I, 1, 11. “printing their proud hoofs i' the --ing earth,” Tw. I, 1, 11. Trans.: “the sea, all water, yet --s rain still,” Sonn. 135, 9. “which gifts . . . the capacity of your soft cheveril conscience would r.” H8 II, 3, 32. “the basin that --s your guilty blood,” Tit. V, 2, 184. “Lavinia, r. the blood,” Tit. V, 2, 184 “his cheek --s her soft hand's print,” Ven. 353. to trust those tables (viz brain and heart) “that r. thee more,” Sonn. 122, 12.
6) to take in a moral sense, to embrace: “why lovest thou that which thou --st not gladly?” Sonn. 8, 3. “he --s comfort like cold porridge,” Tp. II, 1, 10. “our hearts r. your warnings,” All's II, 1, 22. “if they will patiently r. my medicine,” As II, 7, 61. which (truth) I r. much “better than to be pitied of thee,” Wint. III, 2, 234. “how did this offer seem --d?” H5 I, 1, 82. “how hath she --d his love?” Hml. II, 2, 129. “my sister may r. it much more worse,” Lr. II, 2, 155. how mine (death) “--d shall be,” Ant. I, 3, 65.
7) to entertain, to feel: “the queen --s much comfort in 't,” Wint. II, 2, 27. “my conscience first --d a tenderness, scruple and prick,” H8 II, 4, 170. “r. what cheer you may,” Mcb. IV, 3, 239.
8) to embrace intellectually, to acknowledge, to believe: “once again I do r. thee honest,” Gent. V, 4, 78. “drove the grossness of the foppery into a --d belief,” Wiv. V, 5, 132. “so I have strewed it in the common ear, and so it is --d,” Meas. I, 3, 16. “move under the influence of the most --d star,” All's II, 1, 57. “his youth will aptly r. it,” Tw. III, 4, 212. “mine integrity being counted falsehood, shall, as I express it, be so --d,” Wint. III, 2, 29. “let me pass the same I am, ere ancient'st order was, or what is now --d,” IV, 1, 11. “will it not be --d that they have done it?” Mcb. I, 7, 74. “who dares r. it other,” Mcb. I, 7, 74 “it was, as I --d it, an excellent play,” Hml. II, 2, 458.
9) to become aware of, to perceive by the senses, to see, to hear, to smell: “--d and did deliver to our age this tale,” Wiv. IV, 4, 37. “we here r. it a certainty,” All's I, 2, 4. “--s not thy nose court-odour from me?” Wint. IV, 4, 757. “the fixed sentinels almost r. the secret whispers of each other's watch,” H5 IV Chor. H5 IV Chor. “this from a dying man r. as certain,” H8 II, 1, 125. “--ing the bad air,” Caes. I, 2, 252. “the most piteous tale that ever ear --d,” Lr. V, 3, 215. “r. it from me then,” Cymb. III, 1, 66 (cf. Oth. III, 3, 196). “you have at large --d the danger of the task,” Per. I, 1, 1. cf. H6B II, 3, 3 and Per. I, 1, 90.
10) to conceive, to understand: “to be --d plain, I'll speak more gross,” Meas. II, 4, 82. “to one of your --ing enough is shown,” Tw. III, 1, 131.
11) Quite synonymous to take: “if for my love thou my love --st,” Sonn. 40, 5. “in him a plenitude of subtle matter all strange forms --s,” Compl. 303. “ere I last --d the holy sacrament,” R2 I, 1, 139. “thou didst r. the holy sacrament, to fight in quarrel of the house of Lancaster,” R3 I, 4, 208; cf. R2 IV, 328. “the nobles r. so to heart the banishment of Coriolanus,” Cor. IV, 3, 22.
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