accepted

adjective
ac·​cept·​ed | \ ik-ˈsep-təd How to pronounce accepted (audio) , ak- \

Definition of accepted

: regarded favorably : given approval or acceptance a fully accepted member of the group especially : generally approved or used an accepted convention/practice a widely accepted theory

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Other Words from accepted

acceptedly adverb

Examples of accepted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teenager, raised by her adoptive parents Q.P. and Mary Ann Colvin, had never quite accepted what was status quo in the tumultuous times of segregation. al, "Claudette Colvin, the pregnant teen who fought Alabama bus segregation before Rosa Parks," 16 Jan. 2020 Colleges and universities have been heavily criticized for encouraging potential students to enter into agreements, particularly for early admissions, with the understanding that an accepted applicant could not then turn to another school. New York Times, "Colleges Agree to Allow Increased Competition for Applicants," 21 Dec. 2019 This is cruel and sadistic, but has somehow become an accepted part of living in modern-day Britain. Rachael Bunyan, Time, "She's 2 Years Old. Her Parents Have British Passports. So Why Is the U.K. Trying to Deport Her?," 18 Oct. 2019 But while that debate rages, the technology has quietly become an accepted, widespread and even celebrated part of Americans’ everyday lives. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, "As summer camps turn on facial recognition, parents demand: More smiles, please," 9 Aug. 2019 Colleges and universities have been heavily criticized for encouraging potential students to enter into agreements, particularly for early admissions, with the understanding that an accepted applicant could not then turn to another school. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 22 Dec. 2019 Issues such as business signage, landscaping, swimming pool approval and even the accepted color of paints for homes are under the committee’s authority. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands DSC appointees put on hold until Dec. 11 meeting," 10 Dec. 2019 The goals of the organization were twofold: to relieve immediate needs as well as to educate Mexican emigres to be more accepted and successful in their new country. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio charity’s affluent volunteers aided needy fellow Mexico natives in 1920s and ’30s," 26 Oct. 2019 Physicians learn to just do the routine, to do the accepted things -- don’t go too far out. oregonlive, "Epley maneuver for vertigo was invented by Oregon doctor," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of accepted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accepted

Middle English, from past participle of accepten "to accept"

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The first known use of accepted was in the 15th century

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26 Jan 2020

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“Accepted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accepted. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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