Word of the Week
Meaning –to be given, presented with or paid
Example of using it in a sentence: "Have you received your homework package, yet?”
Synonyms: to be awarded, to have conferrer on one
It can also mean: suffer, experience, or to be subject to
Synonyms: to sustain, undergo, encounter, go thought, be subjected to
It can also mean: greet or welcome a visitor formally
Synonyms: usher in, admit, entertain
Spelling Tip – those of you have been with us for a while will have spotted that this is a Latin word with the prefix ‘re’ meaning ‘again’ and the root meaning ‘take’. In the past, castles, forts and houses had a main gate - then a door in to the main building, so you would “take the visitor through the door again” – you received them. The spelling problem comes from that random letter ‘i’. Lots of older people will tell you that that it is ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’. That rule is ok - apart from over 900 exceptions leaving lots of us struggling with the ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ combinations. I think of it as ‘e’ has come to visit, ‘i’ meets him and takes him through the door ‘v’ to the other side.
re + c + e + i + v + e
Use the word as many times throughout the week as you can. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.