The simplistic formulation in traditional Grammar is that in an active voice sentence, the Subject is the doer of the verb and the DO is the receiver of the action. So how about this?
"The students received the food with joy."
Here, supposedly, the students are the 'doers', 'receive' is the verb and 'the food' is…errrrrm…the receiver…of the action…
Is there a term for verbs, like 'receive' or 'await', that work the exact opposite of the traditional formulation?