- generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea.
Origin of received
Examples from the Web for well-received
Singers Nancy Wilson and Billy Eckstine attended, and actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered a well-received speech.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus
December 2, 2014
It was a strong speech, a solid speech, a well-delivered and well-received speech—but also a safe and unadventurous speech.Romney Plays It Safe
August 31, 2012
While campaigning for the 2008 Republican nomination, Romney made a well-received speech on faith and politics in Houston.Word Cloud: Readers Tell Us One Word That Comes to Mind to Describe Mitt Romney
Matthew DeLuca, Sam Schlinkert
January 28, 2012
In 2008, R.E.M. roared back to life with the well-received Accelerate.Michael Stipe and Mike Mills Talk About R.E.M.’s Breakup
November 30, 2011
That this dramatist was the only one whose homage was well-received and presence ever welcome to her, there is no dispute.
After a few friendly and well-received remarks on general subjects, he laid his card by her hand on the counter.The Voice of the City
The name was well-received by both sides, and all seemed en train for a satisfactory settlement.
- having been greeted or reviewed with approvalhis well-received books
- generally accepted or believedreceived wisdom
Word Origin and History for well-received
"generally accepted as true or good," mid-15c., past participle adjective from receive. Thomas Browne called such notions receptaries (1646).