recipient

A recipient is the person on the receiving end of something. Meryl Streep is the recipient of more Academy Award nominations than any other actor.

Just as an actor can be the recipient of a prize for acting, a banker can be the recipient of a bonus for good banking. You'll notice the connection between recipient and receive. In order to be a recipient you have to receive something, whether it's a prize or just a letter in the mail. If it's true that it's better to give than to receive, does that mean it's better to be a giver than a recipient?

Primary Meanings of recipient

1.
n
a person who receives something
2.
n
the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
Full Definitions of recipient
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n a person who receives something

Synonyms:
receiver
Types:
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addressee
one to whom something is addressed
alienee, grantee
someone to whom the title of property is transferred
annuitant
the recipient of an annuity
assignee
(law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
beneficiary, donee
the recipient of funds or other benefits
borrower
someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent
conferee
a person on whom something is bestowed
consignee
the person to whom merchandise is delivered over
dependant, dependent
a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
grantee
a recipient of a grant
heir, heritor, inheritor
a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
honoree
a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments
host
(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
mandatary, mandatory
the recipient of a mandate
payee
a person to whom money is paid
protege
a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
sendee
the intended recipient of a message
transferee
(law) someone to whom a title or property is conveyed
warrantee
a recipient of a warrant issued by a court in the United States
academician
someone elected to honorary membership in an academy
charge
a person committed to your care
co-beneficiary
one of two or more beneficiaries of the same benefit
devisee
someone to whom property (especially realty) is devised by will
freeloader
someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others
heir apparent
an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
heir-at-law
the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate
heiress, inheritress, inheritrix
a female heir
heir presumptive
a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative
laureate
someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
legatee
someone to whom a legacy is bequeathed
minion
a servile or fawning dependant
pensionary, pensioner
the beneficiary of a pension fund
protegee
a woman protege
Type of:
acquirer
a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
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n the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Synonyms:
recipient role
Type of:
participant role, semantic role
(linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

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