how to pronounce receptive


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receptive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of receptive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the moment receptive to what they're …”

meanings of receptive


  1. Ready to receive something, especially new concepts or ideas.
  2. Capable of receiving something.
  3. Of a female flower or gynoecium: ready for reproduction; fertile.
  4. Of, affecting, or pertaining to the understanding of language rather than its expression.
  5. Of a female animal (especially a mammal): prepared to mate; in heat, in oestrus.

receptive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word receptive occurs in english on average 2.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics receptive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that receptive can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with receptive


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