I am looking for a word in English that is a synonym for receive but is specific for the process of another scattering something to many rather than just sending individually.
If one entity sends something, another entity receives that something.
If one entity scatters something, other entities individually ... ??? ... (parts of) that something.
Possible near options are:
- collect/gather, but that sounds more to me that many are sending to one (many-to-one instead of one-to-many). As "the state collects taxes from individials".
- catch, seems more like a random process. As "one scatters coins, others catch these coins"
I am using the word scatter in the distribute sense, so if it helps we can work with:
- If one entity distributes something, other entities individually ... ??? ... (parts of) that something.