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

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Knee Pain and the Bottom Line Health insurance typically doesn’t cover stem cell injections, with the exception of certain accepted treatments, such as bone-marrow transplants for cancer and aplastic anemia. Time, "Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies," 19 June 2019 Now, researchers analyzing bacteria in the human gut have discovered that microbes there produce two enzymes that can convert the common type A into a more universally accepted type. Alex Fox, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: The science of false confessions, transforming blood types, and Brazil’s war on drugs," 14 June 2019 Knee pain and the bottom line Health insurance typically doesn’t cover stem cell injections, with the exception of certain accepted treatments, such as bone-marrow transplants for cancer and aplastic anemia. STAT, "Employers are steering workers toward a controversial stem cell therapy," 20 June 2019 Tanking — aggressively losing to gain a better spot in the amateur draft — has become an accepted strategy. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Q&A with baseball commissioner Rob Manfred," 15 June 2019 Now, researchers analyzing bacteria in the human gut have discovered that microbes there produce two enzymes that can convert the common type A into a more universally accepted type. Alex Fox, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: The science of false confessions, transforming blood types, and Brazil’s war on drugs," 14 June 2019 The Tuition Deposit is credited to the tuition for accepted students. National Geographic, "Student Expeditions Terms & Conditions," 12 June 2019 Now, researchers analyzing bacteria in the human gut have discovered that microbes there produce two enzymes that can convert the common type A into a more universally accepted type. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Type A blood converted to universal donor blood with help from bacterial enzymes," 10 June 2019 Somehow, this became the accepted fitness norm for daily steps in many countries around the world. NBC News, "Why you should think about tossing your 10k-step goal out the window," 7 June 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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