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received

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

held by or applicable to a majority of the people
  • traditionally the received opinion was that, in the event of a divorce, the mother should get custody of the children

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received

verb
past tense of receive

Synonyms & Antonyms of received (Entry 2 of 2)

to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to
  • a top law-school grad who was received by the firm with open arms

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“Received.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/received. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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