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Webster 1828 Edition


Received

RECE'IVED

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Taken; accepted; admitted; embraced; entertained; believed.

Definition 2021


received

received

English

Verb

received

  1. simple past tense and past participle of receive

Adjective

received (not comparable)

  1. Generally accepted as correct or true.
    • Thomas Browne
      And therefore as though there were any feriation in nature or justitiums imaginable in professions, whose subject is natural, and under no intermissive, but constant way of mutation, this season is commonly termed the physician's vacation, and stands so received by most men.
    • 2012, Robin Wilkinson, Western Mail, Oct 30 2012
      The old saying goes that we should not judge a man until we have walked a mile in his shoes. As with so much received wisdom – from judging books by their covers to the relative exchange rate for birds in hands and bushes – this is of course rubbish.

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Most common English words before 1923: dear · high · above · #298: received · read · together · already

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