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Meaning & Definition of Received in English

English

Received

/rəsivd/

adjective

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)
    synonym:
  • standard
  • ,
  • received

2. Widely accepted as true or worthy

  • "A received moral idea"
  • "Received political wisdom says not
  • Surveys show otherwise"- economist
    synonym:
  • received

Examples of using

The day before yesterday, I sent Tom an e-mail, but I haven't received any answer from him yet.
We are very happy to have received a message from you.
He received three ships from the Queen.