ac·​cept·​ed | \ik-ˈsep-təd, 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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acceptedly adverb

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While having a kink is generally becoming more accepted, disclosing one can still be scary. Sophie Saint Thomas, SELF, "8 Signs a Sex Therapist Might Improve Your Life (and How to Find One)," 26 Oct. 2018 That went along with praying for healing, casting out devils, and speaking in tongues, which are more accepted practices among Pentecostals and charismatics today. Julia Duin, WSJ, "Christian Serpent-Handlers Protect Us All," 12 July 2018 Roseman knows and firmly believes in the accepted wisdom: despite all the prep work teams do, the draft is kind of a lottery. Les Bowen,, "Slim pickings this year for the Eagles? Their draft situation is historically bad," 22 Apr. 2018 But here at home, breastfeeding has steadily become more accepted and accessible – culminating this year in the 49th and 50th states enacting laws to allow it in public. Rebecca Beitsch, The Christian Science Monitor, "All US states now allow breastfeeding in public," 13 July 2018 On Cape Cod, sharks have become an accepted part of the local lifestyle. Sophia Eppolito And Marek Mazurek,, "On the Cape, tourists and locals take sharks in stride," 9 July 2018 On North Pender Island, where our trip would start and end, hitchhiking is still a common and accepted way of getting around. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "An Unmissable Outdoor Adventure in Canada’s Gulf Islands," 21 June 2018 But in California, utilities can also be liable if their equipment or facilities contributed to a wildfire, even if the companies followed accepted safety procedures. Rob Nikolewski,, "Stanford researcher says $776.5M for electric transportation may end up burning utility customers," 16 June 2018 Assumptions and conjecture are spoken like accepted truths. John Brabender, WSJ, "It All Comes Out in the Greenroom," 30 May 2018

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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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