received

[ ri-seevd ]
/ rɪˈsivd /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. recede,
  2. receipt,
  3. receiptor,
  4. receivable,
  5. receive,
  6. received pronunciation,
  7. received standard,
  8. receiver,
  9. receiver general,
  10. receivership

Origin of received

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

Related formswell-re·ceived, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for well-received

well-received

adjective (well received when postpositive)

having been greeted or reviewed with approvalhis well-received books

received

/ (rɪˈsiːvd) /

adjective

generally accepted or believedreceived wisdom
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Word Origin and History for well-received

received

adj.

"generally accepted as true or good," mid-15c., past participle adjective from receive. Thomas Browne called such notions receptaries (1646).

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