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receptive

[ri-sep-tiv] /rɪˈsɛp tɪv/
adjective
1.
having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
2.
able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.:
a receptive mind.
3.
willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc., with favor:
a receptive listener.
4.
of or pertaining to reception or receptors:
a receptive end organ.
5.
(in language learning) of or pertaining to the language skills of listening and reading (opposed to productive).
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Medieval Latin receptīvus. See reception, -ive
Related forms
receptively, adverb
receptivity
[ree-sep-tiv-i-tee] /ˌri sɛpˈtɪv ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
receptiveness, noun
nonreceptive, adjective
nonreceptively, adverb
nonreceptiveness, noun
nonreceptivity, noun
unreceptive, adjective
unreceptively, adverb
unreceptiveness, noun
unreceptivity, noun
Synonyms
3. amenable, hospitable, responsive, open.
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British Dictionary definitions for receptively

receptive

/rɪˈsɛptɪv/
adjective
1.
able to apprehend quickly
2.
tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
3.
able to hold or receive
Derived Forms
receptively, adverb
receptivity (ˌriːsɛpˈtɪvɪtɪ), receptiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for receptively

receptive

adj.

1540s, from Medieval Latin receptivus, from Latin recipere (see receive). Related: Receptivity.

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