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

Other Words from accepted

acceptedly adverb

Examples of accepted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The residential compound at 21797 S.W. Oak Hill Lane was quietly listed for sale on April 13 and received an accepted offer five days later. oregonlive, 6 May 2022 Kemdi Anosike, a broker with Coldwell Banker Warburg, has an accepted offer for his foreign client and is hoping to sign the contract by the end of this week. Craig Karmin, WSJ, 2 May 2022 As $200 million contracts had become an accepted practice, the San Diego Padres made third baseman Manny Machado Major League Baseball’s first $300 million ball player in February 2019 with a decade long contract prior to his age 26 season. Wayne G. Mcdonnell, Jr., Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 The agency concluded that Pollard’s actions were not an accepted practice by law enforcement. Amaris Encinas, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2022 Any effects that violate the rules will be removed and the creator notified, while accepted effects will be released to the broader TikTok community. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 13 Apr. 2022 And so Kelly, with the Fighting Irish still in contention for a playoff spot, accepted LSU athletic director Scott Woodward's offer of a 10-year, $95 million contract to head south. Ralph D. Russo, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 Medical necessity is defined by accepted standards of medicine and determines whether a certain treatment should be reimbursed by insurers. Dallas Ducar, STAT, 15 Mar. 2022 Most people want to be an accepted member of a social circle. Dr. Ruth Gotian, Forbes, 18 May 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

16 May 2022

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“Accepted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accepted. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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