received

Received is an adjective that refers to something that is largely accepted as true or good. It’s also the past participle of the verb receive. If you rely on received wisdom, you might not ever come up with an original idea.

Received, meaning “generally accepted as true or worthy,” was first recorded in the fifteenth century as the past participle adjective of receive, a verb meaning “accept.” So, that which has been accepted, has been received, or noted as correct or good. More specifically, received can be used to refer to established truths, like that failing to drink enough water can lead to dehydration. It's one of those words that actually follows the rule "i before e except after c."

Definitions of received
1

adj widely accepted as true or worthy

“a received moral idea”
Received political wisdom says not”
Synonyms:
conventional
following accepted customs and proprieties

adj conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

“" received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)”
Synonyms:
standard
acceptable
judged to be in conformity with approved usage
classical
(language) having the form used by ancient standard authors
Antonyms:
nonstandard
not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community
bad
nonstandard
unacceptable, unaccepted
not conforming to standard usage
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