What does the word receive mean?

Usage examples for receive

  1. Tamango had felt bound to put some clothes on to receive the white captain. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  2. We don't want Colonel Montgomery to do all the talking, and to have to receive his letters as orders. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
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