Adjective "accepted" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Generally believed or recognized to be valid or correct.
  1. 'the accepted consensus within the church'
  2. 'Cohabitation was still frowned upon, illegitimate births a stigma and the nuclear family the accepted way of doing things.'
  3. 'Mediation and negotiation are the commonly accepted ways to settle disputes.'
  4. 'In the US, the widely accepted rule is that if your front (porch) light is on, you're welcome to trick-or-treaters at your door, and you'll have candy.'
  5. 'The health of all Americans could benefit from the use of de-identified data to meet widely accepted public health objectives.'
  6. 'Many listeners are, rightly, suspicious of free jazz as a refuge for those who simply cannnot "play" in the accepted sense.'
  7. 'Dexter contradicted all the accepted norms of TV drama.'


1. generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory.

More examples(as adjective)

"visits can be accepted within years."

"verses can be accepted by churches."

"umbrellas can be accepted in places."

"theories can be accepted by scientists."

"technologies can be accepted in places."

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