received

[ ri-seevd ]
/ rɪˈsivd /

adjective

generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea.

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Origin of received

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at receive, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM received

well-re·ceived, adjective

Definition for received (2 of 2)

receive
[ ri-seev ]
/ rɪˈsiv /

verb (used with object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.

verb (used without object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.

Origin of receive

1250–1300; Middle English receven < Old North French receivre < Latin recipere, equivalent to re- re- + -cipere, combining form of capere to take

OTHER WORDS FROM receive

in·ter·re·ceive, verb (used with object), in·ter·re·ceived, in·ter·re·ceiv·ing.non·re·ceiv·ing, adjectivepre·re·ceive, verb (used with object), pre·re·ceived, pre·re·ceiv·ing.un·re·ceiv·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for received (1 of 2)

received
/ (rɪˈsiːvd) /

adjective

generally accepted or believedreceived wisdom

British Dictionary definitions for received (2 of 2)

receive
/ (rɪˈsiːv) /

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for receive

C13: from Old French receivre, from Latin recipere to take back, from re- + capere to take
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