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[ak-sep-tid] /ækˈsɛp tɪd/
generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.:
an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory.
Origin of accepted
First recorded in 1485-95; accept + -ed2
Related forms
acceptedly, adverb
quasi-accepted, adjective
unaccepted, adjective
well-accepted, adjective Unabridged
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  • An offer is a revocable and unaccepted communication of willingness to promise.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • So long as they are unaccepted, they possess the same character.

  • Shell have to accept it; or to live with it unaccepted, then.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Well—there must be many other natural laws, still undiscovered, or at least unaccepted.

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • In a lover, as yet unaccepted, she felt this last quality to be embarrassing.

    Was It Right to Forgive?

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It is worth while remembering that it is still an unaccepted one.

  • He weeps; and Cain, furiously returning from the unaccepted labor of the fields, lifts his hand against his brother.

    Modern Italian Poets William Dean Howells
  • The practical objection to unaccepted and over-simplified spellings is the disfavor with which they are received by the reader.

    The Elements of Style William Strunk
  • Welford received them coldly; their invitations were unaccepted, and, what was worse, they were never returned.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • This was unaccepted for the same reason that weighed with him when he refused a post on the Times.

    Thomas Carlyle

    Hector Carsewell Macpherson
British Dictionary definitions for unaccepted


commonly approved or recognized; customary; established
Derived Forms
acceptedly, adverb
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