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received adj
1 conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British) [syn: standard] [ant: nonstandard]
2 widely accepted as true or worthy; "the accepted wisdom about old age"; "a received moral idea"; "Received political wisdom says not; surveys show otherwise"- Economist [syn: accepted]

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  • /ɹɪˈsiːvd/, /rI"si:vd/
  • Hyphenation: re·ceived


  1. past of receive

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