received

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈsiːvd/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧ceived

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received

  1. simple past tense and past participle of receive

Adjective[edit]

received (not comparable) the received (knowledge, wisdom, opinion, story, information)

  1. Generally accepted as correct or true
  2. (by implication) Unchallenged axioms
    "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." Robin Wilkinson. Western Mail, Oct 30 2012.

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