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?

Definitions of recipient
  1. noun
    a person who receives something
    synonyms: receiver
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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
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    acquirer
    a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
  2. noun
    the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    synonyms: recipient role
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    participant role, semantic role
    (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
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