Receive means to get or accept. On your birthday you might receive many presents. If you have a huge formal party that night, you'll stand in a "receiving line," where you'll greet or receive your guests.
Unless you're receiving good news or a stiff reprimand, receive can be pretty great. If one of your gifts is a trip to a spa, you might receive the news with pleasure, and then, when you go to the spa, receive several treatments. And remember, receive is one of those words that you have to say "I before E, except after C, or when sounding like "A" as in neighbor or weigh" before knowing how to spell it.