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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But internationally, California has become an accepted leader.
Over time, bisexuality has become more accepted not just socially but also on television.
Accepted papers will appear in the Hypertext 2009 Conference Proceedings and also be available through the ACM Digital Library.
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Origin and Etymology of accepted
Middle English, from past participle of accepten “to accept”
First Known Use: 15th century
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