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 accepted formulation now is to speak of people living with HIV. Brian Mullin, Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: ‘It’s a Sin’ is a transatlantic hit. But it replicates troubling AIDS crisis tropes," 23 Feb. 2021 Outside a few monarchies in the Middle East and remaining Communist dictatorships like North Korea, elections, even if they are rigged, are the only accepted means of legitimizing power today. New York Times, "Looking for Something New in Russia’s ‘New People’ Party," 23 Feb. 2021 The number of Black and Hispanic doctors are both in the single digits, at 8 and 7 percent respectively, according to the AAMC, and overall, Young says accepted students tend to be from higher income brackets. Giulia Heyward And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "Med schools are seeing historic high applications. Whether or not it's a 'Fauci effect,' it's much needed," 18 Dec. 2020 But through her pen, both Harlots and The Dig also share a careful consideration for those too often left out of grand historical retellings, and a desire to help them reclaim their place in the accepted narrative. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Netflix’s The Dig Seductively Uncovers Real Dirt & Forgotten Secrets," 29 Jan. 2021 The Reese’s Senior Bowl office will announce accepted invitations periodically until game week. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Alabama’s Alex Leatherwood headed to Senior Bowl," 14 Jan. 2021 Howard Sandoval is of Obispeño Chumash and Hispanic ancestry and her inquiry into this subject matter offers an immersive reassessment of accepted histories. Briana Miller, oregonlive, "Art shows a bit more intense and cerebral this winter in Portland," 12 Jan. 2021 The Reese’s Senior Bowl office will announce accepted invitations periodically until game week. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Alabama’s Alex Leatherwood headed to Senior Bowl," 14 Jan. 2021 Of the 22 offered, eleven mustered the minimum bid of $25 per acre, with the highest accepted bid at $33.38 per acre. Timothy Fitzgerald, National Review, "Alaska Auction Shows Oil and Gas Are in Trouble," 11 Jan. 2021

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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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5 Mar 2021

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“Accepted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accepted. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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