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ACCEPTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accepted mean? 

ACCEPTED (adjective)
  The adjective ACCEPTED has 6 senses:

1. generally approved or compelling recognition
2. generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute
3. generally accepted or used
4. judged to be in conformity with approved usage
5. widely or permanently accepted
6. widely accepted as true or worthy

  Familiarity information: ACCEPTED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCEPTED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Generally approved or compelling recognition

Synonyms:

accepted; recognized; recognised

Context examples:

several accepted techniques for treating the condition / his recognized superiority in this kind of work

Similar:

acknowledged (recognized or made known or admitted)


Sense 2accepted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute

Synonyms:

unquestioned; undisputed; unchallenged; accepted

Context examples:

the accepted interpretation of the poem / an accepted theory / the undisputed fact

Similar:

noncontroversial; uncontroversial (not likely to arouse controversy)


Sense 3accepted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Generally accepted or used

Context examples:

accepted methods of harmony and melody / three accepted types of pump

Similar:

standard (established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence)


Sense 4accepted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Judged to be in conformity with approved usage

Synonyms:

acceptable; accepted

Context example:

acceptable English usage

Similar:

received; standard (conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers)

Domain category:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)


Sense 5accepted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Widely or permanently accepted

Context example:

an accepted precedent

Similar:

constituted; established (brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established)


Sense 6accepted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Widely accepted as true or worthy

Synonyms:

received; accepted

Context examples:

the accepted wisdom about old age / a received moral idea / Received political wisdom says not; surveys show otherwise

Similar:

conventional (following accepted customs and proprieties)


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