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 formsac·cept·ed·ly, adverbqua·si-ac·cept·ed, adjectiveun·ac·cept·ed, adjectivewell-ac·cept·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective (well accepted when postpositive)

generally considered as true or correct



commonly approved or recognized; customary; established
Derived Formsacceptedly, adverb
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