received

adjective

Definition of received

  1. :  generally accepted :  common a healthy skepticism about received explanations — B. K. Lewalski

Examples of received in a sentence

  1. What was radical thinking in times past has become received wisdom today.

  2. traditionally the received opinion was that, in the event of a divorce, the mother should get custody of the children

15th Century

First Known Use of received

15th century


RECEIVED Defined for English Language Learners

received

adjective

Definition of received for English Language Learners

  • : widely accepted



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