adjective Date: 15th century generally accepted ; common <
a healthy skepticism about received explanations — B. K. Lewalski

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • received — received; un·received; …   English syllables

  • received — index common (customary), popular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • received — (adj.) mid 15c., generally accepted as true or good, pp. adjective from RECEIVE (Cf. receive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • received — [ri sēvd′] adj. accepted; considered as standard …   English World dictionary

  • Received — Receive Re*ceive (r[ e]*s[=e]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Received} (r[ e]*s[=e]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Receiving}.] [OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref. re re + capere to take, seize. See {Capable}, {Heave}, and cf. {Receipt} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • received — [[t]rɪsi͟ːvd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n The received opinion about something or the received way of doing something is generally accepted by people as being correct. [FORMAL] He was among the first to question the received wisdom of the time... The… …   English dictionary

  • received — adjective (only before noun) formal accepted or considered to be correct by most people: Sonntag s articles challenged received notions about photography. | received wisdom (=the opinions most people have about what is true): The received wisdom… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • received — adjective 1. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers standard English (American) received standard English is sometimes called the King s English (British) • Syn: ↑standard • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • received — re|ceived [rıˈsi:vd] adj [only before noun] formal accepted or considered to be correct by most people received opinion/wisdom etc (=the opinion most people have) ▪ The received wisdom is that he will retire within the next year …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • received — /ri seevd /, adj. generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea. [1400 50; late ME; see RECEIVE, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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