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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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  • Well—there must be many other natural laws, still undiscovered, or at least unaccepted.

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • So long as they are unaccepted, they possess the same character.

  • Welford received them coldly; their invitations were unaccepted, and, what was worse, they were never returned.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Shell have to accept it; or to live with it unaccepted, then.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • An offer is a revocable and unaccepted communication of willingness to promise.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • In a lover, as yet unaccepted, she felt this last quality to be embarrassing.

    Was It Right to Forgive? Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • unaccepted articles will be returned to the writers if stamps are sent with them to pay return postage.

  • It is worth while remembering that it is still an unaccepted one.

  • Of these aspirations, in all their depth and significance, Diderot was the half-conscious oracle and unaccepted prophet.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for unaccepted


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