Definition of receptive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈseptɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈseptɪv//
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receptive (to something) willing to listen to or to accept new ideas or suggestions synonym responsive She was always receptive to new ideas. He gave an impressive speech to a receptive audience. Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin receptivus, from recept- ‘taken back’, from the verb recipere, from re- ‘back’ + capere ‘take’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: receptive