AskDefine | Define receptive

Dictionary Definition

receptive adj
1 open to arguments, ideas, or change; "receptive to reason and the logic of facts"
2 ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals" [ant: unreceptive]
3 of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; "sensory neurons" [syn: centripetal, sensory(a)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

  1. capable of receiving something
  2. ready to receive new ideas or concepts

Translations

capable of receiving something
ready to receive new ideas or concepts

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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