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  1. generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory.
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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
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Examples from the Web for well-accepted

Historical Examples

  • Now it is a well-accepted truism that an exasperated sense of duty, like remorse and grief, fights best in the night-watches.

    The Price

    Francis Lynde

  • He pointed to the well-accepted medicinal virtues which inhered in gems.

  • It is a well-accepted axiom that under like circumstances the same cause produces the same effect.

  • Thou hast set us in the battle, Thou art watching us in the fight; Thou art training us by well-accepted controversy.

    The Optimist's Good Morning

    Florence Hobart Perin

British Dictionary definitions for well-accepted


adjective (well accepted when postpositive)
  1. generally considered as true or correct
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  1. commonly approved or recognized; customary; established
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Derived Formsacceptedly, adverb
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