To "receive" something basically means to get it from someone.
We received over a hundred submissions.
The word "receive" is pretty formal. It's used in official documents or in business communication. In normal conversation, "get" is more common:
We got over a hundred submissions.
"Receive" is often used in a pair with the word "give" - there's a famous saying "It's better to give than to receive."
This phrase appears in these lessons:
- “We received over a hundred submissions.”
- “Yes, I just wanted to verify that my payment has been received?”
- “Please alert the development team if you receive any error messages.”
- “Dear Lord, we thank you for this food that we're about to receive.”
- “If payment is not received by January 15th, you will be charged a $150 penalty.”
- “Payment is due within 15 days. If payment is not received by that time, you will be charged a 10% fine.”