Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

One who or that which receives.

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Usage examples "recipient":

  1. He had been so long a mere recipient of good offices,- had so long felt himself the object towards which pity and service must tend,- that he had nearly lost the relish for good deeds. - "After a Shadow, and Other Stories", T. S. Arthur.
  2. At the beginning of the new winter season, Ivan passed through an experience deeply dreaded, and found himself the recipient of a happiness greater than he had dreamed possible. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
  3. What I don't understand is how you should have been made the recipient of the story. - "The Deserter", Charles King.