Definition of recipient noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈsɪpiənt//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsɪpiənt//
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a person who receives something recipients of awards Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin recipient- ‘receiving’, from the verb recipere.Extra examples Dad was always the grateful recipient of her snobbery. He was a worthy recipient of the Nobel Prize. He was the recipient of a distinguished service award. Our 1 000th member will be the lucky recipient of a mystery gift. She was not the intended recipient of the reward. We are passive recipients of information from the world around us. matching a donor kidney with the most suitable recipient the ultimate recipient of the money
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