/rɪˈsɛptɪv/. It is an adjective means
open-minded open to new ideas open to suggestions open responsive
amenable sympathetic well disposed interested attuned flexible willing favourable approachable accessible friendly welcoming susceptible impressionable suggestible pliable pliant susceptive acceptive acceptant
Consider also the following words that are opposite in meaning.
Opposite words: resistant unresponsive, receptive(adj) able to absorb liquid (not repellent) “the paper is ink-receptive” Antonyms: imperviable, nonabsorptive, closed, impervious, unsympathetic, unreceptive, motorial, efferent, nonabsorbent.
able to receive signals or stimuli.
“the goldfish’s vision is receptive to a wider band of light than almost any other animal”(of a female animal) ready to mate.“only the dominant male would have had access to the receptive female”
What does it mean when someone is receptive?
adjective. having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting. able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.: a receptive mind. willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc., with favor: a receptive listener. of or relating to reception or receptors: a receptive end organ.
Adaptation process: The adaptation process is a critical part of cognitive development.
Through the adaptive processes of assimilation and accommodation,people are able to take in new information, form new ideas or change existing ones, and adopt new behaviors that make them better prepared to deal with the world around them.
Adopt -and Adapt :
Adopt is to take something over,
and to adapt is to change something to suit your needs. …
e.g. The young business and professional men of this country must get together round the table, adopt methods that have proved so sound in the past, adapt them to the changing needs of the times and wherever possible, improve them.